[R-SIG-Mac] R-Gui with remote execution?
smckinney at bccrc.ca
Sat Jul 16 00:08:48 CEST 2011
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> From: r-sig-mac-bounces at r-project.org [mailto:r-sig-mac-bounces at r-project.org] On Behalf Of Simon
> Sent: July-15-11 12:54 PM
> To: Robert Chatfield
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> Subject: Re: [R-SIG-Mac] R-Gui with remote execution?
> 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.)
> Currently, no. The closest you can get is to use Remote Desktop.
> However, I have a situation here where we have very powerful Linux servers (hundreds of cores, TB of
> RAM) yet I want to use the convenience of my Mac and Quartz. To achieve that I'm working on a Mac GUI
> that can connect to any remote instance of R running on an arbitrary machine. The idea is that you
> need only a single stream (e.g. ssh) to talk to R and yet have console, graphics and everything on the
> Mac side. Another side-effect is that you can connect and disconnect without losing the session. The
> project (RemoteR) is far from complete (I still need to tie-in Quartz) but if anyone becomes excited
> it's available on RForge.net: http://svn.rforge.net/osx/trunk/RemoteR
> > If not, is there a favorite way to run remotely using X11
> > better than the paste-from-editor command-line interface?
> I suppose most people use emacs + ESS so you don't need to copy/paste ;) -- I'm not sure whether Apple
> emacs supports X11, you may have to compile it from sources.
Not sure if this is all the support you were referring
to, but I use Carbon Emacs from
and can invoke e.g. X11() and plot to the X11 device
(Mac OS X 10.6.7).
> > 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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