[R] xgobi interface

Prof Brian D Ripley ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
Tue Apr 11 15:48:15 CEST 2000

On Tue, 11 Apr 2000, Martin Maechler wrote:

> >>>>> "Kaspar" == Kaspar Pflugshaupt <pflugshaupt at geobot.umnw.ethz.ch> writes:
>     Kaspar> (message from 11.4.2000 13:02 Uhr):
>     >> i just installed the xgobi interrface,
>     >> and this is what i get
>     >> when i try to run the example
>     >> things don't work
>     >> 
>     >>> xgobi(laser)
>     >> xgobi -title 'laser' -std mmx -dev 2 /tmp/unixR3e07S15fb &
>     >>> Neither the file 2 nor 2.dat exists
>     >> 
>     >> what am i doing wrong?
>     Kaspar> Nothing, I guess. The same thing turned up here. It seems that
>     Kaspar> xgobi does not interpret the "dev" option as it should. A quick
>     Kaspar> fix is to comment out the respective line in the "xgobi" R
>     Kaspar> interface function (somewhere near the beginning, forgot the
>     Kaspar> actual line). Disables the "dev" functionality, of course. But
>     Kaspar> then, xgobi works.
>     Kaspar> Has anybody else seen this? Any hints?
> {Prof Brian Ripley has already answered this to some extent}
> You are using an outdated version of the R interface for Xgobi.
> Please use 
> 	update.packages(...)
> (or another reasonable means)
> to get the current version (1.1-8) of xgobi  
> {i.e., just the R interface to it} from  CRAN.

Sorry, but that one also seems to be wrong (I did look at it before
posting).  The Windows version the R interface was corrected a long time
ago. I have a feeling that this has crept back ito Kurt's version.

Brian D. Ripley,                  ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
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