[R] R 'could not find any X11 fonts'
fsando at fs-analyse.dk
Mon Apr 9 14:12:14 CEST 2007
I think the problem comes from the 'adobe' part of the font names - I
'solved' the problem by installing the newses Ubuntu 7.04 beta and now R
reports the same font names without 'adobe'.
anhnmncb at gmail.com wrote:
> You haven't installed such xorg-fonts-75dpi fonts, which is the
> default xorg's fonts.
> I think maybe there are other better solutions like changing the default
> fonts that r looks for, but I don't know how.
> On Thu, Apr 05, 2007 at 01:55:53PM +0200, fsando wrote:
>> I'm having this problem - and I have seen earlier post on the same
>> problem - but the solutions either do not work for me or (being fairly
>> new to linux) I do not understand the suggested actions.
>> So here goes:
>> Whenever I try to add a 'main' title R responds with an error that it
>> can't find any X11 fonts.
>> ### Very basic examples ###
>> # 1. No error (a scatterplot x=1:10 and y=1:10):
>> # 2. No error (as above, but add a subtitle):
>> # 3a. Error (as above, but add a main title):
>> plot(1:10,1:10,main="Main title")
>> # 3b. Error (an equivalent way to produce the same):
>> plot(1:10,1:10) # no error
>> title(main="main") # error
>> # produced error:
>> > plot(1:10,1:10,main="main")
>> Error in title(...) : could not find any X11 fonts
>> Check that the Font Path is correct.
>> # output from sessionInfo()
>> > sessionInfo()
>> Version 2.3.1 (2006-06-01)
>> attached base packages:
>>  "methods" "stats" "graphics" "grDevices" "utils"
>>  "base"
>> # I don't know if this is relevant but
>> # from getOption("X11fonts")
>> > getOption('X11fonts')
>>  "-adobe-helvetica-%s-%s-*-*-%d-*-*-*-*-*-*-*"
>>  "-adobe-symbol-medium-r-*-*-%d-*-*-*-*-*-*-*"
>> ### examples end ###
>> The solution may obvious for somebody more familiar with Linux, but as
>> stated, I'm new to Linux, so I would appreciate detailed explanations.
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>> and provide commented, minimal, self-contained, reproducible code.
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