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.
You can install the stable version from CRAN, or the development version using devtools:
# install from CRAN install.packages("httpuv") # or if you want to test the development version here if (!require("devtools")) install.packages("devtools") devtools::install_github("rstudio/httpuv")
Since httpuv contains C code, you'll need to make sure you're set up to install packages. Follow the instructions at http://www.rstudio.com/ide/docs/packages/prerequisites
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