[R] iPhone 3G App For R?

David Winsemius dwinsemius at comcast.net
Mon Jan 3 04:35:03 CET 2011

On Jan 2, 2011, at 9:35 PM, Roy Mendelssohn wrote:

> Check the archive for r-sig-mac (https://stat.ethz.ch/pipermail/r-sig-mac/ 
> ).  There has been extensive discussion about this.  If memory  
> serves  (and it rarely does anymore :-)  )  the issue is mainly  
> licensing, there already exists the ability to compile to the ARM  
> processor.

For R to be ported to the IPhone or iPad, there would needed to be  
approval by Apple which has rather emphatically stated that it does  
not want languages or alternate development systems ported. I believe  
that terminal emulators already exist if you wanted to configure your  
computer as a server. So depending on the precise meaning of the  
phrase "app for R" the answer could be yes or no. The modifier "3G"  
would appear to be meaningless in this discussion.

> -Roy M.
> On Jan 2, 2011, at 6:28 PM, Shige Song wrote:
>> Does iphone even support the GNU tool chain?
>> Shige
>> On Sun, Jan 2, 2011 at 9:25 PM, Ben Ward  
>> <benjamin.ward at bathspa.org> wrote:
>>> On 02/01/2011 23:28, Mkip wrote:
>>>> Does anyone know if a free iphone 3G app for R is available now?
>>>> Thanks,
>>>> Matilda Gogos
>>> I remember looking into it last academic year, because I knew  
>>> there were
>>> SQLite programs on iPhone and I was interested in remote data  
>>> collection
>>> with iPhone and initial analysis and viewing of data in R. But as  
>>> I remember
>>> there isn't one yet. There may be some scope for R in android  
>>> phones,
>>> because I read somewhere that some allow access to a terminal,  
>>> which might
>>> alleviate the need for coding a gui for the phone. But I'm not an  
>>> app coder
>>> so I wouldn't know the specifics of such a task and phone.

David Winsemius, MD
West Hartford, CT

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