There is a nice R module for apache: rApache. So you can easily publish statistics.

To install rApache first install the following packages from the Debian/Ubuntu repository:

So the basics are done. Lets install rApache. Grab the latest version:

extract the contents and cd into it. The installation process should be clear, I had to give a hint for the apxs2 location:

To notify apache about the new module you need to create two more files. First one is /etc/apache2/mods-available/r.conf :

Now all files in /R are assumed to be R-scripts, in /RApacheInfo you’ll find some information about your installation. The second file is /etc/apache2/mods-available/r.load :

This file just defines which lib to load. To finish the installation you need to load the rApache module and restart the webserver via:

That’s it. You can test whether all was successful by browsing to localhost/RApacheInfo, hopefully you’ll see some config stuff. To prepare some own tests create a directory /var/www/R (assuming your document-root is /var/www ) and paste something like this in a file called test :

Browsing to localhost/R/test you should see something like this:

To create a graphic you need to change the content type to an image type. A small example might give you an idea:

Reload the page and you’ll see a more or less nice plot :-P That’s it for the moment, for a more interactive interface take a look at the ggplot2 mod.