Re: [R] Problem encounter during graphics device driver

From: Prof Brian Ripley <>
Date: Wed 23 Mar 2005 - 21:10:52 EST

On Wed, 23 Mar 2005 wrote:

> Hello
> I am facing the following problem using the R-version 1.9.1
> The PDF or PS none of these device drivers are opening while I am using
> R-1.9.1, the following error message is coming
> Error in PS(file, old$paper, old$family, old$encoding, old$bg, old$fg,
> :
> unable to start device PostScript
> In addition: Warning message:
> problem loading encoding file
> Execution halted
> But while I am using the R-1.9.0, no error message is coming.
> Though I have installed all the required packages.
> Please suggest any workaround.

Use an encoding for which you do have a readable file! The message is quite explicit:

> In addition: Warning message: problem loading encoding file

so it is to do with the encoding you requested. Check what it is, that the file exists and that it is readable to you. I suspect a permissions problem in your R installation or an incorrect setting of ps.options().

Your R is well out of date, and that message no longer exists in the R sources. Please read the R posting guide, use a current R, and tell us your OS etc.

Brian D. Ripley,        
Professor of Applied Statistics,
University of Oxford,             Tel:  +44 1865 272861 (self)
1 South Parks Road,                     +44 1865 272866 (PA)
Oxford OX1 3TG, UK                Fax:  +44 1865 272595

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