[R] R 1.5.0 printing problems on Win98?

Michael Camann mac24 at humboldt.edu
Mon Jun 3 01:45:51 CEST 2002


I'm having a problem upgrading to R 1.5.0 on a Windows 98 computer.  The
windows() graphics device seems to behave strangely.  A call to windows()
opens an active graphics device, as does a call to a plotting function,
e.e. plot(1:5,1:5).  So far so good.  When I click on the Printer icon
(with the graphics device active) nothing happens.  Likewise when I use
win.print() from the console window.  The image prints if I exit R, which
I presume flushes a buffer.  If I've attempted to print several plots
during an R 1.5.0 session then only the last such attempt actually prints
when I exit (although I'm not certain about the consistany of this
behavior-- I've tried so many combinations of icon clicking and
win.print()'ing that I've apparently flushed the buffer in other ways,
e.g. by killing and restarting the graphics device (I think).  Anyway, no
such strange behavior from R 1.4.1 on the same machine.

Is this a known issue? I haven't seen any mention of it on r-help.  Is
there additional information I can provide to help resolve the problem?

--Mike C.

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Department of Biology                            ifcr at axe.humboldt.edu
Humboldt State University
Arcata, CA 95521


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