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A socket server that allows for another process to connect to R and to interact with it as if it was at the command line directly.


The latest stable version of svSocket can simply be installed from CRAN:


You can also install the latest developement version. Make sure you have the devtools R package installed:


Use install_github() to install the svSocket package from Github (source from master branch will be recompiled on your machine):


R should install all required dependencies automatically, and then it should compile and install svSocket.

Latest devel version of svSocket (source + Windows binaires for the latest stable version of R at the time of compilation) is also available from appveyor.

Further explore svSocket

You can get further help about this package this way: Make the svSocket package available in your R session:


Get help about this package:

library(help = "svSocket")
vignette("svSocket") # None is installed with install_github()

For further instructions, please, refer to these help pages at https://www.sciviews.org/svSocket/.

Code of Conduct

Please note that the svSocket project is released with a Contributor Code of Conduct. By contributing to this project, you agree to abide by its terms.

Note to developers

This package used to be developed on R-Forge in the past. However, the latest R-Forge version was moved to this Github repository on 2016-03-18 (SVN version 569). Please, do not use R-Forge anymore for SciViews development, use this Github repository instead.