is it possible to display plots in an emacs buffer?

Andrew Robinson andrewr at
Mon May 24 16:27:07 CEST 2004

I have that problem too.

My solution is to save the results of expensive computation as
binary objects, and read them unless you need them recalculated.

The recalculation can be controlled by flags and if statements.


On Mon, 24 May 2004, Na Li wrote:

> On 24 May 2004, Damon Wischik stated:
> > I used to use Mathematica, before I came to R. Mathematica has a strange
> > mixture of the elegant and the foul. One thing I liked very much is its
> > "mathematical document" idea: a document which intersperses input and
> > output.
> I like the idea too.  In term of the Sweave approach, it is very
> inefficient to re-evaluate some expensive computation every time a
> conversion from Rnw to tex is made.  It would be nice to have the R text
> output inside the Rnw buffer and the reevaluation should only be done when
> asked. I can live without the graphics for the moment.
> There is a notebook-mode ( that tries to
> emulate a Mathematical/Maple/Matlab "notebook".  It does not work very
> well but could a starting point if someone wants to pursue this further.
> Michael
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