[R] Trouble with R and cronjobs

Dirk Eddelbuettel edd at debian.org
Wed Apr 3 03:46:46 CEST 2002

On Tue, Apr 02, 2002 at 04:51:48PM -0700, dstierman wrote:
> I am having problems with trying to run R from a crontab job. I have a
> unable to open connection to X11 display`' 
> Execution halted

Known issue that x11() needs an actual display and is therefore unavailable
during cronjobs. There are several workarounds. IIRC both bitmap() and
dev2bitmap() should work but I haven't had to do this in a while...

Hth, Dirk

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