[R] X11/ graphics problem

Marc Schwartz MSchwartz at medanalytics.com
Wed Nov 19 17:52:36 CET 2003

On Wed, 2003-11-19 at 09:26, Rick Bilonick wrote:


> >
> I have R 1.8 installed on 3 different systems running RH 9 using the 
> precompiled binaries. R makes plots on all of them. One of the systems 
> is a laptop (Toshiba Satellite 2535cds). For some reason on this system 
> there is a readline problem and I have to use:
>  > R --no-readline
> in order to run R but the graphics work fine. Before running 1.8 on this 
> machine, I had compiled 1.7.1 (it took many many hours). R would run BUT 
> I still had to use the --no-readline option AND the "x11" function would 
> not work. (As a work around, I just used "pdf" and used the "system" 
> function with gv to view the plots.) Since then I've installed 1.8 using 
> the precompiled rpm available from the CRAN mirrors and it works except 
> for the readline problem.

Please review R FAQ 7.22:

"7.22 How can I get command line editing to work?"

AND the following ReadMe provided by Martyn:



Marc Schwartz
(Having a sense of Deja Vu...  ;-)

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