Headless R / X11 and Cygwin/X

August 17, 2009
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(This article was first published on The Research Kitchen Weblog » R, and kindly contributed to R-bloggers)

Running R on a Linux server in headless mode (i.e. producing graphics without XWindows running) can be tricky. Some people recommend using a virtual X framebuffer. However, I’ve found that the best approach (at least im my opinion) is to use the R interface to Cairo. This allows R to produce png graphics in headless [...]

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