[ESS] tunelling R over ssh and using x11 tunelling

Shi, Tao shidaxia at yahoo.com
Thu Apr 14 19:23:43 CEST 2011

Hi Jannis,

Don't know too much about Xming, but I'm using PuTTY+cygwin.  Here is an 
easy-to-follow tutorial:


I also use nxclient from NoMachine as Rodney mentioned.  It works pretty well 


----- Original Message ----
> From: Rodney Sparapani <rsparapa at mcw.edu>
> To: ess-help at stat.math.ethz.ch
> Sent: Thu, April 14, 2011 7:49:34 AM
> Subject: Re: [ESS] tunelling R over ssh and using x11 tunelling
> 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).
> Rodney
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