[ESS] tunelling R over ssh and using x11 tunelling

Rodney Sparapani rsparapa at mcw.edu
Thu Apr 14 16:49:34 CEST 2011

On 04/14/11 09:31 AM, Jannis wrote:
> Dears,
> this may be more an emacs or ssh question but I ask here as some details may be related to ESS and as I expect some users here to use my intended way.
> I am trying to run Emacs ESS on a local Windows machine to connect to a remote R process. Using these instructions:
> http://permalink.gmane.org/gmane.emacs.ess.general/2882
> I set up Emacs and plink.exe. Everything works fine and I can connect to the R process. I could not, however figure out how to set up x11 tunelling (using Xming) to display me some plots etc. I manage to do this using Secure Shell Client so I expect Xming to be running properly.
> Any suggestions on who to get this running? Do I have to set some options for plink (If yes, where?) or do I simply add -X somewhere within emacs?
> Thanks for your help!
> Jannis

Hi Jannis:

As you say, this is not an ESS question.  I have experimented
with Xming.  However, I did not use ssh tunneling.  I
just used xhost + and I set DISPLAY accordingly.  This works OK
over a LAN, but it would be very slow over the internet.
For that, I use nxclient from www.nomachine.com

And since you want our advice, please abandon Windows (not joking).


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