[R] Using R in Java?

Roy Mendelssohn Roy.Mendelssohn at noaa.gov
Thu Feb 19 19:46:42 CET 2009

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-Roy M.

On Feb 19, 2009, at 10:42 AM, Christian Ruckert wrote:

> nicro schrieb:
>> Hi 2 questions-
>> 1. Is there a package that will allow me to run R scripts  
>> (entirely) from
>> Java?
>> 2. If so, is there a way to capture the output of those scripts,  
>> (including
>> images) and embed them in my SWT java app?
>> My challenge is I have a java app that does some statistical  
>> chores- it
>> would be fantastic if the users could use their R skills to modify  
>> a script
>> in whatever R environment they like and then my app could use that  
>> script to
>> calculate the results and display them in the app.
>> I have found StatET and JavaGD with rJava/JRI and read through all  
>> the
>> docs... its seems possible that some combination may give me what I  
>> want,
>> but its not very clear.
> The JRI part from the rJava package does exactly what you want.  
> Simple data types like numbers or strings are directly returned as  
> java objects. But I'm afraid for the images you have to use the  
> files system indirection.
> If needed I can post an example,
> Christian
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