Re: [R] configuring graphics device in Linux

From: Erik Iverson <>
Date: Fri, 14 Nov 2008 17:59:23 -0600

John -

john polo wrote:

> Erik Iverson wrote:

>> You should begin by telling us what you did to produce the result.
>> That way we can tell if it's something in your R commands or not. If
>> you give us step by step instructions to reproduce the problem (with
>> simulated data, or a dataset distributed with R), it becomes much
>> easier to debug.
> sorry. most of these commands are lifted straight from The Guide i
> referred to:

>> data(trees) # built-in data set
>> attach(trees)
>> plot(Height,Volume)
> and then the Graphics Device opens and i have the same problem with
> viewing the plot.

OK, this looks fine from my end. The first thing I would do is to start R without loading any config scripts or data files.

You can do this by starting R with the 'vanilla' option, that is,

R --vanilla

from the command prompt. Then repeat your commands. See if anything changes. If it does change, do you have a file called .RData somewhere in your home directory? Try renaming or deleting it. You haven't yet said what OS you're using either.

That would be my first step. mailing list PLEASE do read the posting guide and provide commented, minimal, self-contained, reproducible code. Received on Sat 15 Nov 2008 - 00:00:18 GMT

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