[R] printing from graphics window in R-1.5.0 on WinNT

ripley@stats.ox.ac.uk ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
Wed May 8 09:05:33 CEST 2002

On Wed, 8 May 2002, Uwe Ligges wrote:

> "Liaw, Andy" wrote:
> >
> > Dear R-help,
> >
> > I've encountered a problem using R-1.5.0 compiled from source on WinNT4.  If
> > I make a plot on the windows graphics device, and then select "File ->
> > Print...", nothing happens.  (I'd expect to see a printer selection dialog
> > box opened, which is what happens with R-1.4.1 and earlier compiled from
> > source.)  Doing ctrl-p doesn't work either.  Copying to clipboard, etc.
> > still works.
> >
> > Has anyone experienced the same thing?  Any hints?
> Confirmed. win.print() doesn't work either.

win.print does on my machines, and it is part of the testing cycle,
so I doubt if there is problem.

> We have seen the problem a short time before the release of R-1.4.0
> (some R-1.4.0 devel) , I remind.

(Look back: my memory is that was a misunderstanding then.)

In menuprint, replace "win.print" by "win.print:".  Then it works for me.

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