[R] pdf creation error

Dr Eberhard Lisse el at lisse.NA
Wed Oct 22 10:36:10 CEST 2008

Same with the Mac, in fact, Skim (and others) can be made
to notice changes and reload the PDF when necesary.

greetings, el

on 10/22/08 9:28 AM Martin Maechler said the following:
>>>>>> "SK" == Stephan Kolassa <Stephan.Kolassa at gmx.de>
>>>>>>     on Tue, 21 Oct 2008 21:28:09 +0200 writes:
>     SK> Hi JD, do you have the pdf open in some app, e.g.,
>     SK> Acrobat Reader? If the file is open, R can't write on
>     SK> it. My (German) errors in this case look like yours:
>     SK> Fehler in pdf(paste(pic.directory, "/full_map.pdf", sep
>     SK> = "")) : unable to start device pdf Zusätzlich: Warning
>     SK> message: In pdf(paste(pic.directory, "/full_map.pdf",
>     SK> sep = "")) : cannot open 'pdf' file argument
>     SK> 'Pictures/full_map.pdf'
>     SK> Just close the Acrobat Reader or whatever.
> or even better: Close your OS (MS Windows) and start using a
> better one. 
> E.g., on all Linux versions I know I can write to files open in
> acroread (or any ofther of the several alternatives on Linux)
> and then "reload" the file inside the PDF viewer.
> Martin Maechler, ETH Zurich

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