[R] working with R graphics remotely

Prof Brian Ripley ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
Mon Jul 2 07:55:50 CEST 2007

You need to forward the X11 window to your local machine, which would need 
to be running an X server.  We do this using Exceed and PUTTY settings, 
but your sysadmins will be able to help you: it is not a question about R 
per se.

On Mon, 2 Jul 2007, zhihua li wrote:

> Hi netters,
> Now I'm connecting from my local windows machine to a remote linux machine 
> and launch R out there using SSH. When I tried to create grahics, like using 
> plot or heatmap, I cannot see the output. Maybe a new R window displaying the 
> graphics has popped out in the remote machine? Or I need to change some 
> settings for the graphics to display? I don't know. I googled it and tried 
> dev.copy but it didn't work. Can anyone help me here? I need to be able to 
> see the output graphics and save it to a file (like jpeg)
> Thanks a lot!

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