Re: MathKernel7 produces no Graphics

*To*: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net*Subject*: [mg104630] Re: MathKernel7 produces no Graphics*From*: Albert Retey <awnl at gmx-topmail.de>*Date*: Thu, 5 Nov 2009 03:50:45 -0500 (EST)*References*: <hcr7ks$8p0$1@smc.vnet.net>

Jan Engelhardt schrieb: > Hi everybody, > > > I just installed a trial of Mathematica 7.0.1 to see how it improved > from the previous Mathematica 5.2 that I still had. Slightly > disappointing is the fact that the MathKernel does not output graphics > anymore, that is, > >> ~/bin/math > Mathematica 7.0 for Linux x86 (64-bit) > Copyright 1988-2009 Wolfram Research, Inc. > > In[1]:= Plot[x^2, {x, -1, 1}] > > Out[1]= -Graphics- > > In[2]:= > > Without popping up a new window with the graph as it used to in Math5. > $DISPLAY is set and valid. Even when I forcibly unset it, there is no > warning from the graphics output subprogram (that used to start in > Math5) that DISPLAY is empty. > > I found this [ http://tinyurl.com/yfn47x2 ] thread in this newsgroup > archive mentioning similar issues; however, if directing MathKernel to > output in StandardForm or TraditionalForm, the -graphics- won't be a > -graphics-, but a point list and parameters of the plot (I'd really > prefer the drawn plot ;) > > In[2]:= StandardForm[Plot[x^2,{x,-1,1}]] > > Out[2]//StandardForm= > >> GraphicsBox[... lots of text ...] > > > > What could be up with MathKernel7 that it produces no Graphics? With the > graphical interface (~/bin/mathematica), plots are in fact shown, but > I really prefer running just the MathKernel CLI. > > > thanks, > Jan I think this has changed in version 6. You can get something similar to the old default behaviour (an extra window which shows the graphics) with: Get["JavaGraphics`"] the former Motif-Graphics are not existent anymore, AFAIK. hth, albert