[R] calling R from a shell script and have it display graphics
sfalcon at fhcrc.org
Thu Feb 12 18:03:47 CET 2004
How about saving to png and writing a small html file and then launching
On Thu, Feb 12, 2004 at 07:45:42AM -0800, Don MacQueen wrote:
> I don't know about the "simpler" part, but you could use the tcltk
> package to put up a window that prompts the user to continue.
> At 11:57 AM +0100 2/12/04, Christophe Pallier wrote:
> >I am running R under Linux/x11.
> >I would like to call R from a shell script and have it display a
> >series of graphics.
> >The graphics should remain visible until the user clicks or presses a key.
> >I first tried R BATCH, but it does not load the x11 module, making
> >it impossible to open x11 or png devices.
> >Then, I tried to call R with a 'here' script:
> >R --vanilla --quiet --args text.txt <<'EOF'
> >cat('processing ',file,'\n')
> >The problem with this approach is that the script cannot interact
> >with the user.
> >par(ask=T) will fail because it reads input from the script rather
> >than from the keyboard.
> >While I am writing this, a solution comes to my mind: I could save
> >all the graphics in png format (using R <script.R), and when it is
> >finished, call ImageMagick's display to show all the png (or use any
> >other diaporama system). However, I find it a dirty hack.
> >Is there a simpler and cleaner way to achieve this?
> >Christophe Pallier
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> Don MacQueen
> Environmental Protection Department
> Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
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