I am trying to launch MATLAB on a workstation with the Parallel Computing Toolbox (2012a) from a laptop. I can ssh to the workstation and start MATLAB in two ways, but neither is fully functional. Using the -nodesktop option, the command window is displayed on the laptop and I can use the matlabpool command, but all figures appear on the workstation. If I launch with the -nojvm option, figures are displayed on the laptop (X11 forwarding has been worked out) but I can't use matlabpool because Java has been disabled.
Is there a way to have graphics forwarding while retaining Java support?
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Why not just start MATLAB normally with the display forwarded? The main window will display and the figure windows will be forwarded. The huge downside is that if (when :)) your session is interrupted, you'll lose the desktop and figure windows and not be able to reconnect. For that case, VNC is likely a better option since you can reconnect later and not lose anything.