Slow R graphics via SSH

March 30, 2012
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(This article was first published on PlanetFlux, and kindly contributed to R-bloggers)

I do most of my R work on a server via SSH.  Viewing graphics (i.e. plot()) can be excruciatingly slow through the SSH pipe, but it’s easy to make it fast.  Simply run:
        X11.options(type=”Xlib”)
once in the R session. 

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