Re: [R] text plots?

From: Kevin E. Thorpe <>
Date: Sat 13 May 2006 - 01:40:21 EST

François Pinard wrote:
> [Robert Citek]

>> Is there a way to do text plots in R?  I'd like to do some simple XY 
>> plots in R with the output in text  (ascii).  Since I connect to 
>> a remote Linux machine using SSH, being able to generate a rough idea 
>> of what a plot will look like in text would be of benefit.

> Note that it is easy with SSH to open a graphics connection, you may use
> "ssh -X" to force it. Than, R will show you nice graphics even if run
> remotely.

I had forgotton about that. I just did a quick test. I SSHd into my home PC from my office (it's a 455 MHz PII), started the X11() device and ran example(xyplot). I was suprised by the speed. It was faster than I expected it to be.

Kevin E. Thorpe
Biostatistician/Trialist, Knowledge Translation Program
Assistant Professor, Department of Public Health Sciences
Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto
email:  Tel: 416.946.8081  Fax: 416.946.3297

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