Re: [Rd] X11.options().

From: Uwe Ligges <ligges_at_statistik.tu-dortmund.de>
Date: Mon, 08 Aug 2011 21:38:06 +0200

On 08.08.2011 10:20, Martin Maechler wrote:
> Hi Rolf,
>
> please excuse a short "top-reply":
>
> As I see you are using an operating system (instead of Win..),
> can you try in the shell
>
> echo 'X11.options()$type' | R --vanilla --slave

Martin,

given the R on my non-OS had X11.options, I'd rather written:

R --slave --vanilla -e "X11.options()$type"

Don't know why you have to type more on your OS.

Uwe

> and does that really *not* report
> [1] "cairo"
>
> ??
>
> (and BTW: Your subject had tolower("LL") instead of "11" )
>
>>>>>> Rolf Turner<r.turner_at_auckland.ac.nz>
>>>>>> on Mon, 8 Aug 2011 12:49:44 +1200 writes:
>
> > This question seemed to me to be more appropriate for
> > r-devel than for r-help. My apologies if this is not the
> > case.
>
> > Recently I installed ``cairo'' on my lap-top so that I
> > could make use of the (newish) polypath() function, with
> > on-screen graphics. (The polypath() function does not
> > work with X11(type="Xlib").)
>
> > The installation went smoothly, X11(type="cairo") works
> > just fine, and polypath() works just fine.
>
> > However the default "type" for X11() remains "Xlib" rather
> > than "cairo".
>
> > The help for X11.options() says (in respect of "type"):
>
> > Default "cairo" where available and reliable,
> > otherwise "Xlib".
>
> > Now "cairo" is definitely available:
>
> >> capabilities()["cairo"]
> > cairo TRUE
>
> > and moreover it works (just fine!) when I do
> > X11(type="cairo") explicitly.
>
> > I know that I can set the default to be "cairo" in my
> > .Rprofile, but I am curious as to why "cairo" does not
> > become the default automatically.
>
> > Is it the case that "cairo" is ``not reliable'' under my
> > system? It ***seems*** to be reliable.
>
> >> sessionInfo()
> > R version 2.13.1 Patched (2011-07-17 r56404) Platform:
> > i686-pc-linux-gnu (32-bit)
>
> > locale: [1] LC_CTYPE=en_US.UTF-8 LC_NUMERIC=C [3]
> > LC_TIME=en_US.UTF-8 LC_COLLATE=en_US.UTF-8 [5]
> > LC_MONETARY=C LC_MESSAGES=en_US.UTF-8 [7]
> > LC_PAPER=en_US.UTF-8 LC_NAME=C [9] LC_ADDRESS=C
> > LC_TELEPHONE=C [11] LC_MEASUREMENT=en_US.UTF-8
> > LC_IDENTIFICATION=C
>
> > attached base packages: [1] datasets utils stats graphics
> > grDevices methods base
>
> > other attached packages: [1] misc_0.0-13 gtools_2.6.2
> > spatstat_1.23-1 deldir_0.0-15 [5] mgcv_1.7-6
> > fortunes_1.4-2 MASS_7.3-13
>
> > loaded via a namespace (and not attached): [1] grid_2.13.1
> > lattice_0.19-30 Matrix_0.999375-50 nlme_3.1-101
>
> > cheers,
>
> > Rolf Turner
>
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