[ESS] R Plot freeze

Ning Ma pningma at gmail.com
Fri May 1 16:27:55 CEST 2009


On Fri, May 1, 2009 at 2:56 PM, Frede Aakmann Tøgersen
<FredeA.Togersen at agrsci.dk> wrote:
> I've observed that for several years. It can take up to several seconds before control is handed over to the R graphics device when switching to this window from other windows. This regardless of ESS version, Windows OS version, R version and even on different kinds of pc and laptop.
> I don't think this is an ESS problem but more of an Emacs problem when Emacs start inferior processes up. I gave up trailing down the reasons since I reallly don't understand how Emacs communicate with foreign processes and my capabilty in lisp is very limited.
> However, at some point I found out that going to the command line in the iESS buffer and just make a <RETURN> immidiately unlock the freezed graphics windows. Then your able to see an updated graphics device and make new plots.
> Sorry for not being more helpful but this is better than killing the graphics device resulting in a crash of R.
> Yours sincerely / Venlig hilsen
> Frede Aakmann Tøgersen
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> From: ess-help-bounces at stat.math.ethz.ch [ess-help-bounces at stat.math.ethz.ch] On Behalf Of Ning Ma [pningma at gmail.com]
> Sent: 30 April 2009 18:50
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> Subject: [ESS]  R Plot freeze
> Hi,
> I'm using ess 5.3.11, emacs 22.3 (Vincent Goulet's bundle) and R 2.7.2 in WinXP.
> When I plot within emacs, the graphic window often freezes, especially
> when I click the menu in the graphic window. Closeing the graphic
> window forcibly causes the R session quits abnormally.
> This problem appears in every machine with winxp. no matter what is
> the version of emacs and ess. It's ok under Linux.
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