[R] Network Alternative to rJava/JRI?

Ista Zahn istazahn at gmail.com
Wed Apr 26 17:27:13 CEST 2017

Shiny could probably work, but https://www.opencpu.org/ is probably a
better fit.


On Wed, Apr 26, 2017 at 9:55 AM, Jake Stone <jake at jakestone.net> wrote:
> I am a java programmer, quite new to R.
> I am familiar with rJava/JRI, but would prefer a distributed networked
> architecture for my systems.
>    - Java runs an NLP analysis of a text. It then sends an array (vector)
>    of variables to R
>    - R predicts the class of the input vector based on a pre-analyzed
>    discriminant analysis of a full dataset in R.
>    - R returns the class prediction to java.
> R is an online webserver (perhaps shiny?) that "waits" for a request sent
> via http. (This is similar to a jave servlet on a webserver)
> Java program sends an http request with the array of variables
> R responds with a response of the class prediction.
> Is there an extant architecture that supports this. I expect shiny can do
> this, but I am hesitant to spend two or three days learning shiny unless I
> am confident the effort will pay off.
> best
> jake
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