How difficult is it to set up infrastructure
in which the user writes script on a laptop,
but all processing is completed on a remote processor.

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    May be this is only me who doesn't understand your intention, but can you elaborate little more what you want to accomplish?
    – avirk
    Commented Feb 10, 2016 at 14:57
  • ^ also please give some more details about the scripting language and what you expect as output
    – Spokey
    Commented Feb 10, 2016 at 14:57
  • So you want to write a script on a computer, and process the results from that script it on a computer ?
    – Hennes
    Commented Feb 10, 2016 at 15:03
  • @Hennes "from that script on a different computer."
    – kando
    Commented Feb 10, 2016 at 15:26
  • @Spokey I use Mathworks Matlab/Simulink, but I figured it was best to leave things general for anyone using other scripts. I expect swaths of raw data files, sometimes graphical data, etcetera.
    – kando
    Commented Feb 10, 2016 at 15:28

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One way would be to set up a Remote connection. Either download something like teamviewer or go to Computer->System Properties->Advanced System Properties. On the right there is a Remote tab where you can select users for remote access. (If you're making money this way, you may eventually need to purchase Teamviewer).

In this situation, technically you will doing ALL of the work on the Processing computer but your keystrokes can be done on the laptop. You can also use Teamviewer to transfer the file to the Processing computer after work is done on the laptop.

  • So, Windows remote access is the preferred free solution and teamviewer is the preferred proprietary solution?
    – kando
    Commented Feb 10, 2016 at 15:23
  • Is this ever a preferred approach when considering the lagtime required to transmit results and the less than optimal display refresh?
    – kando
    Commented Feb 10, 2016 at 15:25
  • Additionally, the only available solution is to work on the processing PC?
    – kando
    Commented Feb 10, 2016 at 15:29
  • Teamviewer is just really easy, you may have no problem using it, I'm not sure they stipulations for coding remotely. Like I said above, you could code on the laptop, then use teamviewer or (gmail and RDP) to run it on the processing comp. I can't think of any easier way to run the code remotely after a transfer than remoting. Yes you will see some lagtime but it's the closest to 'realtime' that I think we can get.
    – Cand3r
    Commented Feb 10, 2016 at 15:35
  • Yeah, I can't imagine attempting to automate sending your script and ALSO any dependent files. Best to setup another rig and just work on that. Much thanks.
    – kando
    Commented Feb 10, 2016 at 15:42

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