# RESTful R Services
# opencpu Apps
The official website contain good exemple of apps: https://www.opencpu.org/apps.html (opens new window)
The following code is used to serve a R session:
library(opencpu) opencpu$start(port = 5936)
After this code is executed, you can use URLs to access the functions of the R session. The result could be XML, html, JSON or some other defined formats.
For exemple, the previous R session can be accessed by a cURL call:
#curl uses http post method for -X POST or -d "arg=value" curl http://localhost:5936/ocpu/library/MASS/scripts/ch01.R -X POST curl http://localhost:5936/ocpu/library/stats/R/rnorm -d "n=10&mean=5"
The call is asynchronous, meaning that the R session is not blocked while waiting for the call to finish (contrary to shiny).
The call result is kept in a temporary session stored in
An exemple of how to retrieve the temporary session:
curl https://public.opencpu.org/ocpu/library/stats/R/rnorm -d n=5 /ocpu/tmp/x009f9e7630/R/.val /ocpu/tmp/x009f9e7630/stdout /ocpu/tmp/x009f9e7630/source /ocpu/tmp/x009f9e7630/console /ocpu/tmp/x009f9e7630/info
x009f9e7630 is the name of the session.
/ocpu/tmp/x009f9e7630/R/.val will return the value resulting of
/ocpu/tmp/x009f9e7630/R/console will return the content of the console of