[R] x11 window queston
l.spadavecchia at googlemail.com
Mon Oct 29 11:58:19 CET 2007
Sorry for reposting, but I think my last request was a little confusing.
I am trying to keep my x windows open after I exit the R session, so
when I have produced a series of plots from R I would like to retain
the graphics as x windows after exiting with q(). This would be
particularly useful for batch mode execution of R scripts; at the
moment when I run scripts with R CMD BATCH myscript.R my graphics
flash up in the x window momentarily, but disappear as R exits
(providing x11 is running and I use Sys.setenv("DISPLAY"=":0.0")
before opening x with x11()). Is it possible to retain these (as it
is in GNUPLOT using the persist option), both in interactive and
batch mode? I am able to keep the plot open for examination by adding
a long serial loop to the end of the script, but this is not a
particularly good solution.
I am able to save the contents of the x windows as pdf, bmp etc with
dev.print(), but I would rather retain the graphics in an open x
window, so I could keep the plots on screen after a system call to R
from other programs.
PS. I am running R-2.4.1 on Mac OS X (intel processor), and Windows
XP with the same results on both systems
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