[R] ERP software

Prof Brian Ripley ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
Fri Jul 6 10:13:43 CEST 2001

On Fri, 6 Jul 2001, Mark M. Span wrote:

> I'm not sure that R is the ideal environment to do this sort of thing in.
> Most labs **have** dedicated software to gather the data from the card. My
> intention was to use R for the analysis of the data. That's what R was
> developed for, wasn't it?

Right, and data being collected in real time may need continuous/continual
(re-)analysis.  That's the aim of non-blocking connections and the
upcoming readers and event handlers: you can always do the analysis on the
current data.  People had in mind financial and sales feeds, but there are
lots of potential sciencitfic applications too.  I don't think people are
envisaging R reading from the card, but they are envisaging the capture
software writing to a fifo and R reading from that fifo.

Brian D. Ripley,                  ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
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