[R] Use Rterm in rxvt for Cygwin?
ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
Mon Mar 3 09:14:05 CET 2003
Rterm is a Windows application. It works fine in Windows tcsh and in
Cygwin bash on Windows XP (and last time I looked, Windows 98 too).
I find that rxvt.exe does not work at all well on Windows XP. You should
send bug reports on it to Cygwin, not R.
There is an R console Rgui, and the principal function of Rterm is to
provide a batch use of R. If you insist on using a long-obselete and
primitive version of Windows, please use RGui.
On Sun, 2 Mar 2003, Paul Y. Peng wrote:
> Dear R users,
> Does anyone notice that Rterm.exe does not work well with rxvt.exe,
> an xterm emulator for Cygwin? It produces an error message window
> with the following message:
> This program has performed an illegal operation
> and will be shut down.
> If the problem persists, contact the program vendor
That's rxvt, not Rterm.
> It also prints "Signal 127" in rxvt window.
> Rterm --ess, however, works. But its command line editing is awful
> because it is for Emacs, not for a shell window.
No, there is no command-line editing at all and it is dangerous to use
modes like that other than for their documented purpose.
> Rterm.exe works well in a MS-DOS window. Because of limitations
> of the MS-DOS window, I would like to use Rterm.exe in an rxvt
> window. I am using R-1.6.2 and rxvt-2.7.2 on Win98se. Thanks for
> any comments.
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