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

Liaw, Andy andy_liaw at merck.com
Thu May 9 03:17:24 CEST 2002

Thanks very much, Prof. Ripley.  I will give that a try.  As my colleague
Bill Pikounis said in a private message, you never cease to amaze us!


> -----Original Message-----
> From: Prof Brian D Ripley [mailto:ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk]
> Sent: Wednesday, May 08, 2002 4:05 AM
> To: Liaw, Andy
> Cc: 'r-help at stat.math.ethz.ch'
> Subject: Re: [R] printing from graphics window in R-1.5.0 on WinNT
> On Tue, 7 May 2002, Liaw, Andy wrote:
> > 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?
> This has been tracked down and is fixed in R-patched.
> In general we would encourage people building from source to 
> use R-patched
> (perhaps most easily via R-sync, but there are daily 
> snapshots).  There are
> a number of bug fixes/workarounds found whilst 1.5.0 was in 
> code-freeze, as
> well as fixes for others reported since.  Not only do you get 
> better code
> but also we gain from the experience of people using the patched code.
> -- 
> Brian D. Ripley,                  ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
> Professor of Applied Statistics,  http://www.stats.ox.ac.uk/~ripley/
> University of Oxford,             Tel:  +44 1865 272861 (self)
> 1 South Parks Road,                     +44 1865 272860 (secr)
> Oxford OX1 3TG, UK                Fax:  +44 1865 272595

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