[R] R and Web Applications

Martin Morgan mtmorgan at fhcrc.org
Thu Aug 30 17:50:48 CEST 2007

Hi Chris --

RWebServices provides a way to expose R functionality as (SOAP-based)
web services.


This might be more than you are looking for, and has not been tested
on MacOS (which seems to be your platform).


"Chris Parkin" <Christopher.Parkin at tufts.edu> writes:

> Hello,
> I'm curious to know how people are calling R from web applications (I've
> been looking for Perl but I'm open to other languages).  After doing a
> search, I came across the R package "RSPerl", but I'm having difficulties
> getting it installed (on Mac OSX).  I believe the problem probably has to do
> with changes in R since the package release.  Below you will see where the
> installation process comes to an end.  Does anyone have any suggestions, or
> perhaps a direction to point me in?
> Thanks in advance for your insight!
> Chris
> * Installing to library '/Library/Frameworks/R.framework/Resources/library'
> * Installing *source* package 'RSPerl' ...
> checking for perl... /usr/bin/perl
> No support for any of the Perl modules from calling Perl from R.
> *****************************************************
>        Set PERL5LIB to
> /Library/Frameworks/R.framework/Versions/2.5/Resources/library/RSPerl/perl
> *****************************************************
> Testing: -F/Library/Frameworks/R.framework/.. -framework R
> Using '/usr/bin/perl' as the perl executable
> Perl modules (no):
> Adding R package to list of Perl modules to enable callbacks to R from Perl
> Creating the C code for dynamically loading modules with native code for
> Perl:  R
> modules:   R; linking:
> checking for gcc... gcc
> checking for C compiler default output file name... a.out
> checking whether the C compiler works... yes
> checking whether we are cross compiling... no
> checking for suffix of executables...
> checking for suffix of object files... o
> checking whether we are using the GNU C compiler... yes
> checking whether gcc accepts -g... yes
> checking for gcc option to accept ISO C89... none needed
> Support R in Perl: yes
> configure: creating ./config.status
> config.status: creating src/Makevars
> config.status: creating inst/scripts/RSPerl.csh
> config.status: creating inst/scripts/RSPerl.bsh
> config.status: creating src/RinPerlMakefile
> config.status: creating src/Makefile.PL
> config.status: creating cleanup
> config.status: creating src/R.pm
> config.status: creating R/perl5lib.R
> making target all in RinPerlMakefile
> RinPerlMakefile:5: /Library/Frameworks/R.framework/Resources/etc/Makeconf:
> No such file or directory
> make: *** No rule to make target
> `/Library/Frameworks/R.framework/Resources/etc/Makeconf'.  Stop.
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Martin Morgan
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