[R-SIG-Mac] R on iphone with issh

Simon Urbanek simon.urbanek at r-project.org
Sat Dec 18 17:23:33 CET 2010

On Dec 17, 2010, at 6:50 PM, Roger Koenker wrote:

> There seems to have been quite a lot of gnashing of teeth
> about running R on the iphone, but having recently installed
> issh on my iphone4 and found it capable of running R remotely -- complete
> with forwarded x11 graphics, I've been wondering what all
> the fuss was about.

Not that - you could run remote sessions from the iPhone for years (there are many ways, ssh+X11, VNC, remote R GUIs, ...) we know that ;). The discussion you refer to (I guess) was about native R which is possible (we have arm support in the framework) but not distributable via Apple Store. I would still argue that it would be nice to have remote version of the R.app for the iPad but given all the other available options it's not a high priority.


>  Granted one would have to be rather
> desperate to do anything very elaborate on the iphone, but
> it would seem much more likely to be useful when invoking
> an R session on a remote machine that you already were familiar
> with than running de novo on the phone itself.  Setup was quite easy
> once you are able to login to a remote machine, you need only to
> enable x forwarding, and the dwm window manager and 
> then invoking a plot command sends graphics that are viewable
> by tapping the X symbol in the upper right corner of the screen
> (twice).   
> url:    www.econ.uiuc.edu/~roger            Roger Koenker
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