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Re: MathKernel7 produces no Graphics


On Thursday, November 5, 2009 2:56:31 PM UTC+5:30, Albert Retey wrote:
> 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

In version 8.0, Get["JavaGraphics`"] too doesnt work. What can be done?



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