[R] Windows: Graphics appear only partially

Alexander Ploner Alexander.Ploner at mep.ki.se
Thu Apr 24 15:48:20 CEST 2003

> On Thu, 24 Apr 2003, Alexander Ploner wrote:
> > we have installed R in one of our computer labs. Running demo(grpahics)
> > works, kindof, in that it produces all the usual plots without
> crashing, but
> > the plots are incomplete: no color wheel, no pie chart, no
> boxplots, just
> > some labelling, titles, and in rare cases, axes. We have tried this with
> > both 1.7 and 1.6.2, with the same results. The computers are
> running Windows
> > 2000, with somewhat elderly video cards (NVidia Vanta with 8 mb of video
> > RAM), the monitor is set to 1024x768 and "true colors" (32 bit).
> >
> > Has anyone suggestions why this might be? What might be done?
> I've no real idea: I used to run R happily on a W2k laptop with only 2.5Mb
> of video memory (1024x768, 24bit).  Looks like a graphics driver
> problem to
> me: can you try 24bit or failing that 16bit?

We tried everything down to 8bit and 800x600 resolution, with the same


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