Carlo Hamalainen


ggplot2 from Clojure

2011-08-04

Just a quick note on how to call ggplot2 from Clojure. Install the rincanter package. A tip: if you don't know what R_HOME is for your system, try this at the R prompt:

> R.home(component="home")
[1] "/usr/lib64/R"
> 

So I did export R_HOME=/usr/lib64/R and then rincanter was happy.

When calling qplot, do not use r-eval because this tries to convert the entire plot into a Clojure object, resulting in unmanageable output. Use r-eval-raw instead.

I worked out the right commands by copying one of the answers to this stackoverflow question.