a -nographics option to R

Peter Dalgaard BSA p.dalgaard@biostat.ku.dk
15 Jan 1998 21:17:55 +0100

Douglas Bates <bates@stat.wisc.edu> writes:

> that would set R_NOX.  I am encountering the same kind of difficulty
> that Peter Dalgaard mentioned when working remotely over a slow
> connection.  I'm just checking that the compiled R works properly on
> the other computer and I don't want to wait for it to spring up the
> X11 window every time it starts.

The current plans are to get rid of the initial graphics startup
altogether and make the plot commands do it automagically instead of
faulting when there's no graphics device. (We seem to have committed
our usual sin of discussing things in R-core that might as well have
been discussed on R-devel.)

BTW: If it's ssh that does this to you, note that it has a config file
that can turn the X transport off. If it's telnet, I wouldn't know,
but you might murder the DISPLAY setting by invoking as


(which, incidentally, is fewer keypresses than "R -nographics"...)

Requires an sh-family shell, though.

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