[R] Running R remotely in Windows Environment? - Xemacs and ssh

Prof Brian Ripley ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
Fri Jan 30 08:52:15 CET 2004

You can do that with Exceed too (we have been doing so for years).

The issue is running ssh inside Xemacs under Windows (in a shell buffer?  
As part of ESS commands?).  I don't know what is meant by `ssh' here.  If
it is Cygwin ssh, you can only mix Cygwin and Windows to some extent.

BTW, the same thing used to happen with rterm under ESS, until I added the
--ess flag.

I think you need to ask this on an more appropriate list for XEmacs 
expertise, specifying more exactly what you are trying to do.

On Thu, 29 Jan 2004, Dirk Eddelbuettel wrote:

> On Thu, Jan 29, 2004 at 04:17:48PM -0800, Vadim Ogranovich wrote:
> > Hi,
> > 
> > While we are on the topic of "Running R remotely in Windows Environment"
> > maybe someone could help with the following specific problem. I run R on
> > a Linux box from my WindowsXP laptop. I do so via Exceed, which for some
> > reasons is inconvenient for me.
> > As an alternative I tried to ssh into the linux machine and then run R.
> > This worked fine from Cygwin's bash window, but not from under XEmacs
> > (native Windows port). After starting ssh Xemacs complained:
> > "Pseudo-terminal will not be allocated because stdin is not a terminal"
> > and didn't show the prompt. Did anyone figure out how to remotely run R
> > from under (X)Emacs on Windows using ssh?
> Cygwin can now run an X11 server for you, and it can do it such that the
> normal win2k/xp/... window manager controls things -- you need a special
> switch the name of which I cannot recall right now (and the windoze system
> is at work). Look into the supplied startxin.{bat,sh} which has the line
> commented.
> So with X11 running on windows machine, you can get via 'ssh -X host' and
> get any X11-compliant app back to your windows system.  
> Hth, Dirk

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