We have R installed on tak. Some advantages of using R on tak instead of a desktop computer:
Windows only: After opening Cygwin, start X Windows by typing "startx". A new terminal window will open, and you should use that one.
From the command prompt, connect to tak (or another Unix/Linux computer) with a command like
ssh -l username tak.wi.mit.edu -Yor
ssh -l username tak.wi.mit.edu -Xwhere username is the name of your tak account. You'll be prompted for your password.
Once you've logged in, start R with the command
Rand from then on, issuing commands is just like if R is on a desktop computer. Note: In case of problems with R, an earlier version of R can be started with the command '/nfs/BaRC/R/R'.