[ESS] Graphics in emacs window: how to copy R screen devices in non-interactive sessions (remotes)

Ista Zahn istazahn at gmail.com
Sat Jan 24 23:15:32 CET 2015

Sorry for bringing back this very old thread, but I would be happy to
hear if there has been any progress towards getting graphics to
display in emacs. Has this been put on the back-burner, or abandoned?


On Mon, Nov 18, 2013 at 10:05 PM, Yihui Xie <xie at yihui.name> wrote:
> Yes. That seems to be very inefficient at the first sight, but at the
> moment there is no way of knowing whether the current device has been
> updated. In evaluate, we recordPlot() after each expression, and
> compare it with the last recorded plot; if they are identical, we
> discard the current one.
> Regards,
> Yihui
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> On Mon, Nov 18, 2013 at 8:50 PM, Vitalie Spinu <spinuvit at gmail.com> wrote:
>>  >>> Yihui Xie on Mon, 18 Nov 2013 20:27:53 -0600 wrote:
>>  > Evaluate captures plots after each R expression,
>> Does that mean that you capture the same plot multiple times if a
>> sub-expression didn't generate any graphic output?
>> I will look into it, it might be a way to go, though it feels like a
>> very heavy interference with the user input. Moreover, the input must be
>> a syntactically valid expression, and this is often not the case with
>> ESS. R debugger will probably not work, or will it?
>>   Vitalie
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