[R] R on X11 under Linux (newbie)

(Ted Harding) Ted.Harding at manchester.ac.uk
Tue Apr 29 00:20:15 CEST 2008

On 28-Apr-08 21:42:19, Dumblauskas, Jerry wrote:
> I think this helps.
> Are you saying the RGUI I see when I launch the windows version of R
> will not show in Linux, just any commands that display graphics?
> I'll do a quick test.
> Thx

That is correct. There is an RGUI for Linux, but it is a separate
optional package. I don't use it myself. If you would like to use
it, I hope someone else will advise you!

Best wishes,

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Ted.Harding at manchester.ac.uk
> [mailto:Ted.Harding at manchester.ac.uk] 
> Sent: Monday, April 28, 2008 4:37 PM
> To: Dumblauskas, Jerry
> Cc: r-help at r-project.org
> Subject: RE: [R] R on X11 under Linux (newbie)
> On 28-Apr-08 21:22:51, Dumblauskas, Jerry wrote:
>> I just installed R on my 64 bit SUSE Linux system
>> -- I compiled with the default x windows support on..
>> This may be a newbie question (apologies in advance)-- but how does 
>> this show up in X?
>> I have SSH'd in to my box and set my display -- I can run xcalc OK -- 
>> but when I hit the R binary it just goes to the command line -- if 
>> does not give me an x-window.
> If I understand your problem correctly, you have logged into a remote
> box and are using a "terminal" window at that point. If you enter the
> command R in that terminal, then you will be operating R via command
> lines in that same terminal.
> If you want a separate X window with R running in it, the usual
> procedure would be to open a new X window from you current command
> line. One possibility is simply to enter the command
>   xterm &
> (the "&" is important -- it will "detach" the new window from the
> terminal ijn which you started it). Then you can switch to the new
> window and run R in that.
> Any graphics generated by R will cause a new X window to appear in
> which the graphics will be displayed.
> You can generate additional X windows for additional graphic (keeping
> what you have already) with X11().
> If you're logging in via ssh, you may need to log in using the command
>   ssh -X <host>
> or
>   ssh -X <user>@<host>
> to ensure that the remote X client has permission to send its X
> requests to the machine you are sitting at.
> Hoping this helps,
> Ted.
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