[R] Re:

Uwe Ligges ligges at statistik.uni-dortmund.de
Wed Jul 24 08:25:31 CEST 2002

Adam Simon wrote:
> Hi, I am trying to use xgobi with R on a windows XP machine.  I downloaded the package, which seems to have worked and started on the tutorial supplied.  The command
>    data(laser)
> works fine
> but the command
>   xgobi(laser)
> returns
>    C:/PROGRA~1/R/rw1051/library/xgobi/scripts/xgobi.bat -vtitle 'laser' -std  mmx C:/DOCUME~1/Adam/LOCALS~1/Temp/xgobi-laser19169
> >
> with nothing else.  I have looked at the xgobi.bat file and it seems like it is trying to call an xgobi.exe file, which it is not finding.  I tried to find this file on my own to redirect the .bat file, but it does not show up in any of my searches.  I also looked for the temp file, but it was also not there.  Can someone please help me set this up so it works?

Well, the R package "xgobi" provides an interface to the data
visualization system "xgobi".
Let's cite the file INSTALL from the xgobi package, as suggested by 

Xgobi for Windows can be obtained from


Install and test this first.

You will need to customize the batch files in the scripts directory
for your installation.  The example files there work for mine.

You might want to set the properties of the batch files under Win 9x
to `Close on exit' after you have them working.

Uwe Ligges
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