[ESS] ess-remote

Sam Steingold sds at gnu.org
Fri Sep 14 18:00:40 CEST 2012

Dear Rodney,
I am afraid I do not understand your reply.
What is the correct way to run R on a remote machine?

> * Rodney Sparapani <efcnencn at zpj.rqh> [2012-09-14 10:39:40 -0500]:
> 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).
> Rodney

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