[ESS] remote R
Kasper Daniel Hansen
khansen at stat.berkeley.edu
Thu Dec 17 21:00:12 CET 2009
I am in the situation where I frequently will be starting a remote R on a cluster. In order to start an interactive session (under the sun grid engine), I do
The recommended way in the ESS manual is to use ess-remote, which - assuming I have installed ssh.el - consists of
in the shh buffer, do qrsh, followed by R-devel
I want to streamline this, particular I would like to have a command like R-devel-cluster that I can run using M-x. And I would also like to have a sensible renaming of the buffer. For now, I would like to explore the possibility of having an Emacs function that does the above.
I am guessing that some people on this list have come at least partway to this goal, and I would like to get some suggestions. My pseudo-doe would be something like
(send shell command to the ssh-buffer)
An immediate problem I had when looking at ssh.el is that I could not find a function that does (2) above: essentially runs a given shell command in the ssh buffer.
1) Is ssh.el really the current recommended way to open an ssh connection? I am amazed that there is not something bundled with Emacs 23 that does this.
2) I tried another approach: making a shell script that ssh, qrsh and runs R-devel. That way I can do this in a terminal and I can also do this from within Emacs. Unfortunately C-c C-c does not really work (it quits R) and I cannot get the help display to work.
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