[R] xgobi

ripley@stats.ox.ac.uk ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
Fri Apr 12 13:18:02 CEST 2002

On Fri, 12 Apr 2002, QUATAERT, Paul wrote:

> Just started with exploring R. Nice ! (for many years using Splus).

On Windows I see, but you forgot to tell us that.  The installation is
rather different for the xgobi package under Unix and Windows.

> I tried to install and activate the package xgobi.
> - first download of xgobi.zip
> - then the R-command to install:
>     install.packages('N:\\d024\\xgobi.zip',CRAN=NULL)
> - finally the command to attach the library:
>     library(xgobi)
> Up to now, everything seemed to work. Also the help. No warnings that
> the installation was not appropriate.
> However when running the example of the help-file nothing seems to
> happen.
> After
>      data(laser)
>      xgobi(laser)
> I get no reaction on the screen, only following message:
> D:/soft/rw1041/library/xgobi/scripts/xgobi.bat -vtitle 'laser' -std mmx
> C:/TEMP/xgobi-laser29358
> Probably as a novice I forgot something to do. Has anybody a suggestion
> ?

Reading the documentation is always a good idea (and often forgotten).
>From the DESCRIPTION file:

   Suggests: xgobi must be installed additionally, see file INSTALL.

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