Re: [R] Question about the xgobi package

From: Prof Brian Ripley <ripley_at_stats.ox.ac.uk>
Date: Fri 26 Jan 2007 - 07:00:23 GMT

On Thu, 25 Jan 2007, Tong Wang wrote:

> Hi,
> When I tried an example of the xgobi function, I got the following error. Could someone explain to me
> what is wrong ? Thanks a lot.

  1. You do not tell us your OS (presumably Windows, but what sort?)
  2. There is a file called INSTALL.windows in the top-level directory of the installed package. Please read it, by e.g.

> file.show(system.file("INSTALL.windows", package="xgobi"))

It says

   You will need to customize the batch files in the scripts directory    for your installation. The example files there work for mine.

and it seems you did not do so, and I suspect you have also not set up XGobi.

Using XGobi under Windows is tricky, and these days using GGobi is easier and stabler.

> xgobi(crabs,colors=c("SkyBlue","SlateBlue","Orange","Red")[rep(1:4,each=50)])
>
> c:/PROGRA~1/R/R-23~1.1/library/xgobi/scripts/xgobi.bat -vtitle 'crabs' -std mmx C:/DOCUME~1/ADMINI~1/LOCALS~1/Temp/Rtmp1FVirb/xgobi-crabs2c3b6032
> The system cannot find the path specified.

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