Re: [R] R graphics with Linux (libpng)

From: Benilton Carvalho <bcarvalh_at_jhsph.edu>
Date: Thu 11 Jan 2007 - 18:06:10 GMT

Hi Rebecca,

png (and also jpeg, for example) require an X11 connection.

So, assuming you're working from the command line and that your X11 server is up, you would need to do something like:

linux$ export DISPLAY=:0.0

before loading R...

and if your linux machine is remote (and you're connecting through SSH), you'd need

linux$ ssh -X remote.machine.somewhere

b

On Jan 11, 2007, at 1:09 PM, Rebecca Tagett wrote:

> Hello,
>
> I'm trying to adapt some R code that works on Windows so that it
> will work
> on a Linux machine.
>
> The command :
>
> png("myFile.png", width=600, height=600)
>
> fails claiming that it is impossible to establish a connection with
> X11.
> (Error messages are in French, so I'm not pasting them here!)
>
>
>
> I have libpng installed:
>
>> rpm -qa libpng*
>
> libpng-1.0.12-2
>
> libpng-devel-1.0.12-2
>
>
>
> So I don't understand why R thinks I'm trying to connect to X11. I
> haven't
> been able to find many examples of R graphics code specifically for
> Linux,
> but I have the impression that if libpng is installed, the graphics

> commands
> are identical. The libpng manual is not useful, because it does not
> mention
> use of libpng commands in an R environment.
>
>
>
> I'm using R 2.4.1, which I recently installed. Do I have to install
> a more
> recent libpng ? If so, do I have to reconfigure and remake R ?
>
>
>
> I've also read that no graphics devices are available under R CMD
> BATCH.
> Does that really mean that I can't create graphics from some R code
> that I
> launch in noninteractive mode?
>
>
>
> Thanks in advance !
>
>
>
> Rebecca Tagett
>
>
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