[R-SIG-Mac] Re: graphs, X11 and others
macq at llnl.gov
Thu Dec 9 21:57:19 CET 2004
At 1:42 PM -0500 12/9/04, Simon Urbanek wrote:
>On Dec 9, 2004, at 11:10 AM, Tiago R Magalhaes wrote:
>>Thanks again for all your help. I am writing a summary to send
>>tothe mailing list about my problems and how to solve them. 1)
>>Briefly Iinstalled X11 and it works now. 2)I downloaded GhostScript
>>from fink,have it on my computer, but bitmap() still can't find it.
>Make sure it's on the PATH. If you had used i-Installer then it
>would be on the PATH already...
>If you used fink to install gs, then this is more easily said than
>done, because it heavily depends on where you use it from. But I
>assume that you want to use it from R, so the most reliable thing to
>do is to create a symlink in /usr/local/bin, because R automatically
>adds that directory to the PATH.
>First, you have to find out where gs lives - I guess it should be
>somewhere in /sw as that's what fink uses by default. Let's say you
>find it in /sw/bin/gs then what you need to do is to type in
>sudo ln -s /sw/bin/gs /usr/local/bin/gs
>if it complains that /usr/local/bin doesn't exist, then type
>sudo mkdir -p /usr/local/bin
>and repeat the above - that should give you gs in R
The documented way to tell R how to find the ghostscript executable
(see ?bitmap) is to set the environment variable R_GSCMD.
I personally would tend to prefer this, because it doesn't require
mucking about with system directories.
So, first, outside of R, verify the location of the gs command.
% which gs
Then inside R, before using bitmap(),
Then, for example,
And since this is OS X, quit R and at the unix prompt
And it will open in Preview.
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