I am new to this forum and new to R in general but I have a quick question. I am creating a R shiny dashboard for a company I work with to analyze some data that is being collected in multiple sources (i.e. online, csv etc). I have managed to learned this process easily however I am stuck on one issue.
Some of the data that is being collected is collected via a Force plate and stored/analyzed on a local software system. It is possible to simply export csv files from this software system but for the purposes of this project it is not ideal.
Is there a way that R can collect data from a software program set up locally on a computer (it is on the same computer as the R dashboard)? In my mind, this is similar to sending a request to a website and collecting the data from the webpage, is it similarly possible to collect the data from a software system automatically via R.
Thanks so much for your help! As one one who is new to R it is really appreciated!