httpgd: A 'HTTP' Server Graphics Device

A graphics device for R that is accessible via network protocols. This package was created to make it easier to embed live R graphics in integrated development environments and other applications. The included 'HTML/JavaScript' client (plot viewer) aims to provide a better overall user experience when dealing with R graphics. The device asynchronously serves graphics via 'HTTP' and 'WebSockets'.

Version: 2.0.2
Depends: R (≥ 3.2.0)
Imports: unigd
LinkingTo: unigd, cpp11 (≥ 0.2.4), AsioHeaders (≥ 1.22.1)
Suggests: testthat, xml2 (≥ 1.0.0), knitr, rmarkdown, covr, future, httr, jsonlite
Published: 2024-06-05
DOI: 10.32614/CRAN.package.httpgd
Author: Florian Rupprecht ORCID iD [aut, cre], Kun Ren [ctb], Jeroen Ooms ORCID iD [ctb]
Maintainer: Florian Rupprecht <floruppr at>
License: GPL-2 | GPL-3 [expanded from: GPL (≥ 2)]
NeedsCompilation: yes
SystemRequirements: C++17
Materials: README NEWS
CRAN checks: httpgd results


Reference manual: httpgd.pdf
Vignettes: Installation
Getting started
VS Code
httpgd API


Package source: httpgd_2.0.2.tar.gz
Windows binaries: r-devel:, r-release:, r-oldrel:
macOS binaries: r-release (arm64): httpgd_2.0.2.tgz, r-oldrel (arm64): httpgd_2.0.2.tgz, r-release (x86_64): httpgd_2.0.2.tgz, r-oldrel (x86_64): httpgd_2.0.2.tgz
Old sources: httpgd archive


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