[R] graphics in batch mode

Kaspar Pflugshaupt pflugshaupt at geobot.umnw.ethz.ch
Thu Apr 11 15:31:42 CEST 2002

On 11.4.2002 14:35 Uhr, Agustin Lobo wrote:

> The R-intro guide states that:
> "The graphics facilities can be used in both interactive and batch
> modes,.."
> but I'm trying both
> R BATCH commands.file
> and
> R --no-save < commands.file
> and, although I get no errors and
> the output file with the results is
> written to disk, I get no graphics.
> (I want the R function to leave
> results in a file that a shell script
> reads and use, and to draw a graphic).

What kind of graphics file did you try to write? For me, postscript() or
pdf() work fine in any situation.

[trying to remember past issues on this list]

Some other graphics drivers depend on Xwindows to work and, for some
reasons, don't work from a batch file. I believe that the driver bitmap()
will work in any case, have a look at that.

[trying the "obvious"]

You did close the graphics device after plotting, didn't you?  :-)


Kaspar Pflugshaupt


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