ess for win98
andy_liaw at merck.com
Thu Dec 20 21:04:18 CET 2001
Here's one more: some X-apps that had been ported to MS-Windoze are not
"native" port, in that they still require an X server running on top of
Windoze. Two such apps I know of are XGobi and OpenDX.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Rich Heiberger [mailto:rmh at surfer.sbm.temple.edu]
> Sent: Thursday, December 20, 2001 12:44 PM
> To: Rich Heiberger; alejandro munoz
> Cc: ess-help at stat.math.ethz.ch
> Subject: Re: ess for win98
> Why X-windows on the PC? Several reasons.
> First, if you are a unix programmer used to a unix
> environment, then you
> would like to stay in that mode even though you have a PC
> running Windows
> on your desk to stay compatible with the rest of your office.
> With XFREE86 you have complete graphic access to all the
> X-windows programs
> that you have learned to use on your unix server.
> Second, if you are not a unix programmer, then you still
> might need access to
> the unix server that your university or company provides.
> How? After installation of cygwin and xfree86, start
> xfree86. The x window
> comes up with an xterm. Use that xterm to telnet to your
> host, and then
> tell the host your address (DISPLAY=my.ip.num.ber:0) and
> start computing.
> cygwin is complete. you don't need any other clients.
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