[R] Mature SOAP Interface for R

Tobias Verbeke tobias.verbeke at openanalytics.be
Mon Mar 30 21:01:54 CEST 2009

Michael Lawrence wrote:
> On Sat, Mar 28, 2009 at 6:08 PM, zubin <binabina at bellsouth.net> wrote:
>> Hello, we are writing rich internet user interfaces and like to call R for
>> some of the computational needs on the data, as well as some creation of
>> image files.  Our objects communicate via the SOAP interface.  We have been
>> researching the various packages to expose R as a SOAP service.
>> No current CRAN SOAP packages however.
>> Found 3 to date:
>> RSOAP (http://sourceforge.net/projects/rsoap/)
>> SSOAP http://www.omegahat.org/SSOAP/
>> looks like a commercial version?
>> http://random-technologies-llc.com/products/rsoap
>> Does anyone have experience with these 3 and can recommend the most
>> 'mature' R - SOAP interface package?
> Well, SSOAP is (the last time I checked) just a SOAP client. rsoap (if we're
> talking about the same package) is actually a python SOAP server that
> communicates to R via rpy.
> You might want to check out the RWebServices package in Bioconductor. I
> think it uses Java for its SOAP handling.

Connecting to R as a server via SOAP is one of the
many ways the biocep project


allows one to make use of R in statistical application
development (there is also RESTful web services,
connections over RMI, etc.).


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