[R] Problem with plot in several cases, font issue?
Prof Brian Ripley
ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
Mon Jul 15 18:17:11 CEST 2013
On 15/07/2013 15:59, Alice Julien-Laferrière wrote:
> Dear all,
> I am having problem on plots in R for some cases.
Your machine has Cairo: Cairo-based X11 devices do not use those fonts.
So it seems you have done something you have not shown us.
The fix is to use the Cairo-based X11 devices. See the R-admin manual
for more details.
> For example:
>> plot( 1:10 )
>> text( 1:10, letters[1:10], cex = 1)
> works well but :
>> text(1:10, letters[1:10], cex = 0.9)
> returns :
> Erreur dans text.default(1:10, letters[1:10], cex = 0.9) :
> impossible de charger la police X11
> -adobe-helvetica-%s-%s-*-*-%d-*-*-*-*-*-*-*, de face 1 et de taille 11
> (sorry for the french).
But it is very easy to set LANGUAGE=en to get American English messages ....
> In this message, for other cases the function may changed (it can be
> axis( ) for example) but it always a font problem.
> I encountered this issue various times (with more complicated graphics).
> I'm working on ubuntu 12.04 with R 3.0.1 (2013-05-16).
> The capabilities function returns me:
> jpeg png tiff tcltk X11 aqua http/ftp sockets
> TRUE TRUE TRUE TRUE TRUE FALSE TRUE TRUE
> libxml fifo cledit iconv NLS profmem cairo
> TRUE TRUE TRUE TRUE TRUE FALSE TRUE
> I think this may be an issue with my installation, but I could not
> figured out what was the missing package.
> I tried this on other computers. I did not see the same bug.
> Thanks in advance for the help,
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Brian D. Ripley, ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
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