[Rd] xgobin on win95

Prof Brian D Ripley ripley@stats.ox.ac.uk
Thu, 13 Apr 2000 07:07:37 +0100 (BST)

On Wed, 12 Apr 2000, Erich Neuwirth wrote:

> i finally managed to install brians latest version of
> xgobi and the r interface to it on win95.
> i am running exceed 6.1
> it works,
> but clone xgobi (within xgobi) does not work.
> has anybody made clone xgobi run on win95 (or win98)?

Yes, people have, but there have been several reports of problems from
people who have not followed the instructions. Have you read and followed
all the instructions in the README (like having a suitable shell at
/bin/sh?  On Win9x you may need to ensure that DISPLAY is set as a global
environmental variable.  Note that as Win9x has quite a broken fork,
spawning processes like this is known to give problems.

> how about w2k?

Don't know, but that is really NT, where it does work.

> additionally,
> set DISPLAY=localhost
> does not work
> i do have
> localhost
> in my hosts file, nonetheless i get an error message
> when i try to start xgobi (standalone or from within r)
> any ideas about that?

Should be localhost:0.0 (see the README and xgobi.bat)

BTW, I think this is off-topic for R-devel, and the README in that
distribution does explicitly say that it is unsupported.

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