[R] jpeg() on UNIX

Thomas Lumley tlumley at u.washington.edu
Thu Jul 29 16:34:23 CEST 2004

On Thu, 29 Jul 2004 David.R.Wille at gsk.com wrote:

> Dear R users,
> I am currently having difficulty migrating a web application from XP to a
> SGI UNIX since when I run R in the background (i.e. in a process started
> from the web server) the graphics device jpeg() requires, but cannot
> connect to, X11. I could go via bitmap() and PS but wondered if there was
> another way forward. I am currently running R version 1.6.2. Ideally, I
> would like may R source to be compatible with Windows.

The FAQ suggests that running Xvfb, which provides an X server with no
display, may work.  I understand that the CRAN people do this.


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