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Thursday, July 28 • 10:35am - 10:40am
WebR: R compiled for WebAssembly and running in the browser

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In this talk I introduce webR, a port of R to WebAssembly using Emscripten. WebR brings a full R environment to the browser, enabling R code execution, numerical analysis, loading packages and more. No local or cloud-based R servers are required as all computation is performed within the browser. I give a brief overview of our build process for webR, describing the toolchain and some of the issues we encountered. A publicly available web-based R session is demonstrated, with package and plotting support.

Talk materials are available at https://github.com/rstudio/rstudio-conf/blob/master/2022/georgestagg/webr%20-%20George%20Stagg.pdf.

Speakers
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George Stagg

RStudio
George Stagg is a Software Engineer with experience in research computing and mathematical digital learning software. He holds a PhD in Applied Mathematics from Newcastle University, researching the physics of quantum fluids through high performance computer simulation. Until recently... Read More →


Thursday July 28, 2022 10:35am - 10:40am EDT
2. Potomac D