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Sunday, April 02, 2006

rggobi 2.1.3 released (for linux and mac)

This is bug fix for a problem that a number of users on the mac have
been experiencing.

If you have already successfully installed rggobi, you do not need to upgrade.

The new file is available from


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Isn't it a bit far fetched to talk of a "Mac Version"? I am not a hacker, but only a plain user who seeks to use EDA functionality. I would expect to get an installer or an app, which I can copy to the Applications folder. Fiddling around on UNIX level is still nothing for most Mac users ...
Will there ever be a "real" Mac port of ggobi??

April 15, 2006  
Blogger Hadley Wickham said...

We are working on a "real" mac version. However, it is not any easy job, and none of us have a lot of time to work on it. Plenty of "plain users" have managed to follow the instructions to get GGobi working on their mac, and we are doing our best to make it as easy as possible for non-technical users. Please be patient and keep tracking this blog for release announcements.

April 19, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

any chance to have a RPM one day? The program evidently deserves it! ;) The compilation is a mess on a Fedora core 3 (complains about tk+2) and the conversion from the debian package does not work so well... There is a compiled version in the eso scientific programs package (together with many other tools), but it then takes a lot of disk space.

April 20, 2006  
Blogger Hadley Wickham said...

We'd love to make an RPM, but none of us run Fedora at the moment. It's also a challenge to build packages for all the different linux distros.

April 20, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

small problem with R and the latest version

Error: This is R 2.1.1, package 'rggobi' needs >= 2.2.0

April 26, 2006  
Blogger Hadley Wickham said...

I think you'll find 2.1.1 is not the latest version, and is, in fact, rather old. Please upgrade your installation of R.

April 27, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I had a little trouble getting this version of rggobi running. There is an error meesage that comes up in the R window:

> library(rggobi)
Warning message:
Some structs have different size: displayd. You may have an incompatible version of GGobi installed. in: ggobi_check_structs()

This usually means that the plugins weren't compiled with the most recent version. But ggobi does appear to work correctly despite this message.

Also, I have to run ggobi from the X window, instead of the Mac terminal window. If I run from the Mac terminal window, I get an incomplete ggobi window at the top left of the screen, can't be moved, can't be closed, ...

May 15, 2006  

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