I wanted to know whether R would be suited to real time monitoring of a system. In my application, I need to read data from a serial connection and plot it in real time. Also, whether there is a specific library that would work well in this case.

Would such a question be on-topic for the main site?


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I don't see a statistical core to your question, so my advice is that your question would be off-topic.

To help understanding, know that Stack Overflow both predates Cross Validated and carries a large number of questions on R. It is true that many questions here mention R, which is fine if there is a statistical question at the core. Nevertheless, this is not a forum for any questions about R, or indeed any other software, statistical or not.

Having mentioned Stack Overflow, I don't see that your question is suitable for that forum either, and in turn I suggest you read their help.


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