[R-SIG-Mac] R-Gui with remote execution?
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Sun Jul 17 17:01:22 CEST 2011
Just to elaborate on the RStudio a bit more ... I actually don't use
it, but it sounds like it really provides what you are after.
Look at the "RStudio Server" section in the docs here:
R will be running on a remote machine (presumably your
über-high-horsepower mac), and the clients will connect to it using
their browser, and the interface (I think) is quite similar to the
"normal" RStudio one running on your own machine.
Also, people are running rstudio on large EC2 instances with success
as well, for example:
Hope that helps,
On Fri, Jul 15, 2011 at 3:59 PM, Finak, Greg <gfinak at fhcrc.org> wrote:
> There is also Rstudio that can be run either in server mode, or over an X windows connection. It will run an embedded instance of R and provides a window for graphics, a console, and a widow for editing. It's another decent alternative.
> Greg Finak
> Sent from my iPhone
> On 2011-07-15, at 12:54 PM, "Simon Urbanek" <simon.urbanek at r-project.org> wrote:
>> 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.
>>> I also use Vim-R myself, so there may be a way to exploit
>>> (I've checked for messages on the subject for the last few
>>> 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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