[R] PNG diver problem

Peter Dalgaard BSA p.dalgaard at biostat.ku.dk
Thu Nov 29 19:23:17 CET 2001

Andrew Schuh <andys at neptuneandco.com> writes:

> Let me expand my question some.  I use R in batch mode for interactive
> web statistics (via RH7.2 and R1.3).  I have experimented with using
> the Tcl/Tk and SJava packages, as well as starting gui apps from batch
> mode. I haven't really been able to start any of them and I assume
> this is due to the discussion that has been going on here.  I work in
> parallel with someone who works in W2000.  He doesn't seem to have any
> problem with starting this kind of stuff.  It is a real development
> hinderance not to be able to start GUI apps from batch mode.  Does
> anyone out there have any suggestions?

"GUI" and "batch" are incommensurable to my mind... A batch run is
something that might get executed in the middle of the night. You mean
start GUI from a shell script? For Tcl/Tk there's a slightly ugly hack
along these lines:

R -q --vanilla << ___EOF___ > /dev/null

   O__  ---- Peter Dalgaard             Blegdamsvej 3  
  c/ /'_ --- Dept. of Biostatistics     2200 Cph. N   
 (*) \(*) -- University of Copenhagen   Denmark      Ph: (+45) 35327918
~~~~~~~~~~ - (p.dalgaard at biostat.ku.dk)             FAX: (+45) 35327907
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