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How to use R scripts with Quarkus

There’s a time when you need to call some R script from Quarkus. One option is to create microservice, but what if it’s something really small and you just want to call it in a single place without overwhelming project architecture. This is where GraalVM comes in. With GraalVm you can execute R scripts directly from Java without any conversion, microservices, or endpoints. We already have seen an example in Python, let’s see how to do it in R.

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How to use Python with Quarkus and GraalVM

Quarkus is not just a backend framework. Rather, it’s a platform or ecosystem. With Quarkus you can write as JavaEE, as well as Spring applications, and even mix them, without thinking of underlying details.
We also must not forget that we can use GraalVM. GraalVM is a polyglot language and you can run Java, JavaScript, Python, R, C++ from each other without large overload. Calling code from different languages can be beneficial in terms of saving lots of hours, firstly of course because you don’t need to re-write code from one language to another, that can lead to potential bugs, and second thing is that you don’t need to rewrite anything from start.
So taking all that in mind, let’s see how you can freely re-use some of your Python code in Java