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

Michael Lawrence |@wrence@m|ch@e| @end|ng |rom gene@com
Sun Jan 25 00:16:41 CET 2015

This indeed would be great to have. The evaluate package offers one
way forward for the technical issue discussed earlier in the thread.
If there is anything R could do to make this easier, please let me

On Sat, Jan 24, 2015 at 2:15 PM, Ista Zahn <istazahn using gmail.com> wrote:
> 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?
> Best,
> Ista
> On Mon, Nov 18, 2013 at 10:05 PM, Yihui Xie <xie using 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
>> --
>> Yihui Xie <xieyihui using gmail.com>
>> Web: http://yihui.name
>> Department of Statistics, Iowa State University
>> 2215 Snedecor Hall, Ames, IA
>> On Mon, Nov 18, 2013 at 8:50 PM, Vitalie Spinu <spinuvit using 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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