[R] working with R graphics remotely

John Logsdon j.logsdon at quantex-research.com
Thu Jul 5 14:05:46 CEST 2007

Better still IMHO - try NX or FreeNX.  That runs an xclient (also of course an 
xserver underneath) on your WIndows desktop.   Windows pop up as required.  
NX compression means that you get very impressive speed, mouse response etc.

A server also needs installing on the Linux box so you may have to negotiate 
with the sysadmins.   I don't think you can install it under an ordinary 

NX: www.nomachine.com
FreeNX: freenx.berlios.de
FreeNX uses core libraries kindly provided by NX

On Monday 02 July 2007 15:52:16 Gabor Grothendieck wrote:
> On your Windows machine you need to run (1) an X server and (2) an ssh
> client. Xming and putty, respectively, are among the free ones.
> First start Xming (you can configure it using XLaunch, which is included
> with Xming, or you can run Xming from the Windows command line specifying
> the configuration parameters via command line flags).  Then run
> putty.   Be sure you have X11 forwarding enabled in putty's
>   Connection | SSH | Tunnel
> screen.  Googling will locate much info for these programs.
> On 7/1/07, zhihua li <lzhtom at hotmail.com> 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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Best wishes


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