[R] png device on Solaris
Prof Brian D Ripley
ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
Wed Aug 23 07:56:41 CEST 2000
On Wed, 23 Aug 2000, Li Dongfeng wrote:
> I compiled R 1.1.0 source on SUN Sparc
> solaric 2.5.1, using gcc 2.95.2.
> I need to use R to publish graphics to the web,
> the NEWS in this version said that there is a new
> png() device on X11(). But when I tried
> > png()
> I got this error.
> Error in png() : No png support in this version of R
> Can anyone tell me how to compile png support
> on solaris/unix? The new bitmap() device already
> does what I need but it requires ghostscript program
The `new' device (we are on 1.1.1 now) was developed on Solaris.
You need libpng and zlib installed on your box, and then to re-configure.
There are many, many, ftp sites carrying those: look for
libpng-1.0.8.tar.gz and zlib-1.1.3.tar.gz.
I would suggest you do install ghostscript: it is very useful and
bitmap and png are to some extent complementary ideas.
Brian D. Ripley, ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
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