[R-SIG-Mac] R-Gui with remote execution?

Simon Urbanek simon.urbanek at r-project.org
Fri Jul 15 21:57:58 CEST 2011

On Jul 15, 2011, at 3:20 PM, Robert Chatfield wrote:

> We have three Macs, one with considerably more storage and 
> processor power.  Storage requirements are probably most
> important to us.
> Is there a way to run R-Gui on one mac but have the
> execution on a remote mac?  (I know that voluminous
> graphics are probably best transmitted using pdf files or
> the like.)

BTW: pdf is exactly the wrong way to do that ;)

Also I forgot to mention that there are some GUI projects that separate the UI and the R process. Byron Ellis had some UI a while ago that was Mac specific so presumably could be used across Mac machines. RStudio also separates R and the UI so presumably you could run it across machines (also it ships bitmap files instead of graphics so it should be efficient) - but I have never tried it that way.


> If not, is there a favorite way to run remotely using X11
> better than the paste-from-editor command-line interface?
> I also use Vim-R myself, so there may be a way to exploit
> vim.
> (I've checked for messages on the subject for the last few
> years.)
> Running R version 2.10.1 on 10.6.7 locally and 10.5.8 remotely.
> regards,  Bob Chatfield
> NASA Ames Research Center
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