[R-gui] Re: [R] Feedback about SciViews?

A.J. Rossini rossini at blindglobe.net
Thu May 1 03:14:01 CEST 2003

"Liaw, Andy" <andy_liaw at merck.com> writes:

>> The GUI itself (i.e., how it operated, what menus were where, etc.) 
>> was fine, but it was completely useless for anyone sitting at a 
>> remote host, due to dreadful image quality and poor performance when 
>> displaying anywhere other than on the console of the machine on which 
>> SPlus was actually running.
> AFAIK the problem is the X server: it gives you a black window if the X
> display is 16-bit.  If you can live with 8-bit display, the Java GUI will
> work.  It's that way on all Unix (X?) platform.

I thought Java on Linux would do 8 and 24, but not 16?  (or something
truly weird like that).

But that doesn't address performance issues, which still can be pretty


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