Re: [R] Graphics not working for R in ubuntu

From: Michael Bibo <>
Date: Sat, 19 Jul 2008 09:43:29 +0000 (UTC)

Nataraj <nataraj <at>> writes:

> Dear list members,
> I have installed R in Ubuntu successfully but issuing
> command like R in terminal will able to see only the R
> working in command mode, the regular GUI which I use to
> have in my windows installation of R missing in linux..I am
> new to linux and so clueless how I can go about that and
> How I could enable it in linux? More, I never got any
> problem in configuration and compilation processes while I
> was installing R in ubuntu.
>From your description, it sounds like R is working perfectly normally. The
Windows GUI you are used to is exactly that: a GUI created specifically for Windows. A Linux installation does run in a terminal. Tasks you are used to having menu entries for, such as loading packages, can be accomplished with their commands, ie. 'library()'. Have you tried a simple plot command? This should automatically open the default graphics device (X11). For a GUI under Linux, you have a number of choices including (X)emacs+ESS; JGR; RKward; and, of course, RCmdr. See the 'R GUI Projects' page on your favourite CRAN site.

Hope this helps.

Michael Bibo
Queensland Health mailing list PLEASE do read the posting guide and provide commented, minimal, self-contained, reproducible code. Received on Sat 19 Jul 2008 - 09:47:22 GMT

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