[R] png package in Ubuntu 12.04 with R 3.1.0

Gygli, Gudrun gudrun.gygli at wur.nl
Tue May 26 09:10:35 CEST 2015

Dear All,

I am using R to analyse computer simulations of ligand docking in a protein.

I am plotting the results as scatterplots and bopxplots, using the code below.

This works perfectly fine.

I would like now to add a png file to that plot, meaning I want sth like:

par(mfrow=c(1,3), oma=c(0,0,2,0))



PNG figure I read in

I am running Ubuntu 12.04 and R 3.1.0.

readPNG and the png packge do NOT work for me at this point.

when I try to install the png package I get the error below.

Any ideas what's wrong or other options to import png files?

Thank you in advance for the help.

Best regards


par(mfrow=c(1,2), oma=c(0,0,2,0))
plot(data, main="all", xlab="simulations run", ylab="steps")
boxplot(data, main="steps", horizontal = FALSE, axes = FALSE, staplewex = 1)
text(y = boxplot.stats(data)$stats, labels = boxplot.stats(data)$stats, x = 1.35)
title("analysis", outer=TRUE)


downloaded 24 Kb

* installing *source* package 'png' ...
** package 'png' successfully unpacked and MD5 sums checked
** libs
gcc -std=gnu99 -I/usr/share/R/include -DNDEBUG      `libpng-config --cflags` -fpic  -g -O2 -fstack-protector --param=ssp-buffer-size=4 -Wformat -Wformat-security -Werror=format-security -D_FORTIFY_SOURCE=2 -g  -c read.c -o read.o
/bin/bash: libpng-config: command not found
read.c:3:17: fatal error: png.h: No such file or directory
compilation terminated.
make: *** [read.o] Error 1
ERROR: compilation failed for package 'png'
* removing '/home/g1/R/x86_64-pc-linux-gnu-library/3.1/png'

The downloaded source packages are in
Warning message:
In install.packages("png") :
  installation of package 'png' had non-zero exit status

Gudrun Gygli, MSc

PhD candidate

Wageningen University
Laboratory of Biochemistry
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6703 HA Wageningen
The Netherlands

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e-mail: gudrun.gygli at wur.nl

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