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Problems deploying ASP.NET application that uses R.Net

Dec 14, 2012 at 5:55 PM


I've built a simple interface in Visual Web Developer 2010 Express that accepts inputs, stores them in a database, then runs some code in R that pulls data from a database, runs a forecast algorithm and stores the result in the database.

Everything works fine testing from  Visual Web Developer on my laptop, but when I try to deploy the project to the server and view it in a browser I get a Dll Not Found error.  The code triggering this error is the code that instantiates the r engine.

I have tried copying the r.dll to several other places--to no avail.  I tried deploying the application to my own laptop also and ran into the same problem.  So I can run it from Visual Web Developer to but not from anywhere else.

Any ideas?

Thanks for the help!


            // Set the folder in which R.dll locates.
            var envPath = System.Environment.GetEnvironmentVariable("PATH");
            var rBinPath = @"C:\Program Files\R\R-2.15.1\bin\i386";
            System.Environment.SetEnvironmentVariable("PATH", envPath + Path.PathSeparator + rBinPath);

            engine = REngine.GetInstanceFromID("RDotNet");
            if (engine == null)
                engine = REngine.CreateInstance("RDotNet");
            // Initializes settings.

Jan 3, 2013 at 8:24 AM

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