[ESS] ess-remote

Rodney Sparapani rsparapa at mcw.edu
Fri Sep 14 17:39:40 CEST 2012

On 09/14/2012 10:20 AM, Sam Steingold wrote:
> It would be nice if I could specify credentials and have ess run R on a
> remote machine instead of me having to start an emacs shell and run
> "ssh -t user at host 'cd mydir; R --no-readline --no-save --interactive"
> there and then M-x ess-remote.
> However, after I did the above some things do not work.
> C-c C-n works as with the local R, but C-M-x hangs.
> When I stop it with C-g, the *shell* buffer with the remote R process
> shows the first line of the function definition and the "+" sign:
> --8<---------------cut here---------------start------------->8---
>> get.country.ISO.table<- function () {
> +
> --8<---------------cut here---------------end--------------->8---
> and I have to enter the rest of the function with C-c C-n.
> (maybe I do not need --interactive?)
> thanks!

Dear Sam:

ess-remote was written for an earlier era.  Now with modern
communication speeds, we recommend something like ssh -X or
nxclient.  ess-remote usage is deprecated (although, the
documentation might not reflect that at the moment; action
item: fix docs).


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