[R] trouble with plotting

Prof Brian Ripley ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
Sun Dec 9 19:16:01 CET 2001

On Sun, 9 Dec 2001, Jeff D. Hamann wrote:

> I'm trying to use the lattice package (and have run into the message before)
> where I will get the following when trying to plot....
> Error in clearpage() : Error: X11 cannot allocate additional graphics
> colors.
> Consider using X11 with colortype="pseudo.cube" or "gray".
> What do I need to do to get rid of this so that I can use the graphics
> libraries to their fullest potential. Currently, I can't get lattice() to
> work.


1) Buy a display that uses 24-bit colour, or set your Xserver to make use
of one if you have it.


2) Shutdown all R graphics devices, then launch


and accept colour approximation to a 6x6x6 cube.
I don't find this a problem with lattice on an 8-bit display, bu ti also
rarely need it.

Brian D. Ripley,                  ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
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