httpuv: HTTP and WebSocket server library for R

httpuv provides low-level socket and protocol support for handling HTTP and WebSocket requests directly from within R. It is primarily intended as a building block for other packages, rather than making it particularly easy to create complete web applications using httpuv alone. httpuv is built on top of the libuv and http-parser C libraries, both of which were developed by Joyent, Inc.


The easiest way to install is with devtools::install_github:

# install.packages("devtools")
devtools::install_github("httpuv", "rstudio")

Since httpuv contains C code, you'll need to make sure you're set up to install packages. Follow the instructions at

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