[Rd] How to point R toward Ghostscript on a Windows XP system
helixed2 at yahoo.com
Fri Jan 14 19:12:55 CET 2011
A colleague designed a script for a bar plot, which I'd like to export to my directory via the barplot command:
bitmap(file="barplot.tif", type="tifflzw", height=4, width=6.5, res=1250)
Unfortunately, this command produces the following error message:
Error in system(paste(gsexe, "-help"), intern = TRUE, invisible = TRUE) :
'gswin32c.exe' not found
>From consulting the archives and the help file, I deduced that I needed to install Ghostscript, which I did. Subsequent messages in the archives suggest directing R toward Ghostscript using an environmental variable, specifically R_GSCMD.
Unfortunately, I haven't figured out how to use this command. Can anyone provide assistance?
This is for R version 2.12.0 using Windows XP on a Dell laptop. The path for ghostscript in my program files folder is:
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