[Rd] GUI's and R background processes

Norm Matloff matloff at cs.ucdavis.edu
Fri Dec 17 17:56:31 CET 2010

(Sorry, originally sent to wrong list.)

Anne, you can accomplish your goal by using my Rdsm package, which adds
a threads-like capability to R.  You can download it from CRAN.  

Look in particular in the examples/ directory.  The file WebProbe.R is
pretty much exactly the same usage that you want.  Look at Auction.R

You may also find my UseR! presentation on Rdsm to be helpful,

You could do the same thing, though less directly and I believe less
conveniently, using some of the packages Louis mentioned, as well as

Norm Matloff

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