[R] playwith package does not work on Ubuntu?

Felix Andrews felix at nfrac.org
Thu Jul 3 08:44:44 CEST 2008

Hi Ingo / Karl / Graham,

I have now set up a GNU/Linux system (Ubuntu 8.04), and tracked down
the problem. There were several problems stemming from the GTK+ event
loop not running / updating continuously, and multiple-threads

A new version 0.9-0 should appear on CRAN soon (next few days
hopefully). There are screenshots to prove it works...

Sorry for the inconvenience.


On Mon, Jun 30, 2008 at 9:35 PM, Graham Williams
<Graham.Williams at togaware.com> wrote:
> Received Mon 30 Jun 2008  8:58pm +1000 from Karl Ove Hufthammer:
>> Ingo Michaelis:
>> > I try to use the interactive plot package playwith on my machine (Ubuntu
>> > 8.04 64 bit / Gnome) using R version 2.7.1. My problem is that the widgets
>> > are not shown. I tried to plot the examples from the documentation, but it
>> > does not work anyway.
>> FWIW, I have the same problem on a Fedora 8 system running KDE and the
>> latest R Patched.
> Similarly Debian. The author is aware of the problem on
> GNU/Linux. Apparently works well on MS/Windows :-(
> The author is on holidays at the moment and has said he'll have a look
> at this once he returns. (Of course, source is available so anyone is
> welcome to have a go at fixing it.)
> It looks like a very nice package, once it works.
> Regards,
> Graham
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