[R] text plots?

Kevin E. Thorpe kevin.thorpe at utoronto.ca
Fri May 12 17:40:21 CEST 2006

François Pinard wrote:
> [Robert Citek]
>> Is there a way to do text plots in R?  I'd like to do some simple XY 
>> plots in R with the output in text  (ascii).  Since I connect to 
>> a remote Linux machine using SSH, being able to generate a rough idea 
>> of what a plot will look like in text would be of benefit.
> Note that it is easy with SSH to open a graphics connection, you may use 
> "ssh -X" to force it.  Than, R will show you nice graphics even if run 
> remotely.

I had forgotton about that.  I just did a quick test.  I SSHd into my
home PC from my office (it's a 455 MHz PII), started the X11() device
and ran example(xyplot).  I was suprised by the speed.  It was faster
than I expected it to be.

Kevin E. Thorpe
Biostatistician/Trialist, Knowledge Translation Program
Assistant Professor, Department of Public Health Sciences
Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto
email: kevin.thorpe at utoronto.ca  Tel: 416.946.8081  Fax: 416.946.3297

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