Re: [R] Producing png plot in batch mode

From: vittorio <>
Date: Sun 25 Jun 2006 - 01:52:18 EST

SorThanks for the reply!!!.ry for my being so lazy and thanks a lot for your kind replies.....

 Well, I tried to install GDD under freebsd (this time I read cafrefully the package docs and checked if the required libgd and freetype2 were installed and they were) BUT there's something wrong with "Makevars":

NbBSD# R CMD INSTALL GDD_0.1-8.tar.gz
* Installing *source* package 'GDD' ...
checking for gcc... cc
checking for C compiler default output file name... a.out checking whether the C compiler works... yes checking whether we are cross compiling... no checking for suffix of executables...
checking for suffix of object files... o checking whether we are using the GNU C compiler... yes checking whether cc accepts -g... yes
checking for cc option to accept ANSI C... none needed checking how to run the C preprocessor... cc -E checking for egrep... grep -E
checking for ANSI C header files... yes

checking for sys/wait.h that is POSIX.1 compatible... yes
checking for sys/types.h... yes
checking for sys/stat.h... yes
checking for stdlib.h... yes
checking for string.h... yes
checking for memory.h... yes
checking for strings.h... yes
checking for inttypes.h... yes
checking for stdint.h... yes

checking for unistd.h... yes
checking for string.h... (cached) yes
checking sys/time.h usability... yes
checking sys/time.h presence... yes
checking for sys/time.h... yes
checking for unistd.h... (cached) yes
checking for an ANSI C-conforming const... yes checking whether time.h and sys/time.h may both be included... yes checking for stdlib.h... (cached) yes
checking for GNU libc compatible malloc... yes checking return type of signal handlers... void
checking for memset... yes
checking for mkdir... yes
checking for rmdir... yes

checking for gdlib-config... /usr/local/bin/gdlib-config libgd-flags according to gdlib-config:

   -I/usr/local/include -L/usr/local/lib -L/usr/local/lib -lgd if that is not correct, fix your gd installation checking gd.h usability... yes
checking gd.h presence... yes
checking for gd.h... yes
checking for gdImageCreateFromPng in -lgd... yes checking usability of FreeType in GD... yes checking whether GD programs can be compiled... yes configure: creating ./config.status
config.status: creating src/Makevars
config.status: creating src/gddconfig.h
** libs
"Makevars", line 2: Need an operator
"Makevars", line 4: Need an operator
make: fatal errors encountered -- cannot continue chmod: /usr/local/lib/R/library/GDD/libs/*: No such file or directory ERROR: compilation failed for package 'GDD' ** Removing '/usr/local/lib/R/library/GDD'

What should I do?


Alle 16:29, venerd́ 23 giugno 2006, Marc Schwartz (via MN) ha scritto:
> On Fri, 2006-06-23 at 17:23 +0100, Vittorio wrote:
> > I have set up an R procedure that is launched every three hours by
> > crontab in a unix server. Crontab runs at regular intervals the
> > following line:
> > R CMD BATH myprog.R
> >
> > myprog.R (which by the way uses
> > R2HTML) should create an updated png graph to be referred to and seen
> > in an intranet web-page index.html.
> >
> > The problem is that both:
> >
> > png
> > (....)
> > plot(...)
> >
> >
> > AND:
> >
> > plot(...)
> > HTMLplot(...)
> >
> > fail when
> > launched in a batch manner compalining that they need an X11() instance
> > to be used (I understand that they work only in a graphic context and
> > intarictively).
> >
> > How can I obtain that png file?


> See R FAQ 7.19 How do I produce PNG graphics in batch mode?

> HTH,

> Marc Schwartz mailing list PLEASE do read the posting guide! Received on Sun Jun 25 00:08:41 2006

Archive maintained by Robert King, hosted by the discipline of statistics at the University of Newcastle, Australia.
Archive generated by hypermail 2.1.8, at Sun 25 Jun 2006 - 04:12:04 EST.

Mailing list information is available at Please read the posting guide before posting to the list.