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ROS Indigo: Where is rqt_plot

asked 2014-06-03 07:42:12 -0600

fhurlbrink gravatar image

updated 2014-06-03 07:42:57 -0600

Hello, I try wiki.ros.org/ROS/Tutorials/UnderstandingTopics and want to run

$ rosrun rqt_plot rqt_plot

but it says

[rospack] Error: package 'rqt_plot' not found

In the rqt_gui it is not listed in the plugins. I have installed ros-indigo-desktop-full

Is it possible to get rqt_plot running?

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answered 2014-06-03 12:12:48 -0600

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It's possible that rqt_plot isn't included in the desktop-full variant for some reason. Have you tried installing it manually?

sudo apt-get install ros-indigo-rqt-plot

If it turns out that it's installable but isn't included in desktop-full, that's probably a bug in the desktop-full variant.

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You're right, I was able to install manually on 14.04.

130s gravatar image130s ( 2014-06-03 12:50:23 -0600 )edit
ahendrix gravatar imageahendrix ( 2014-06-03 13:22:01 -0600 )edit

Well, now I have installed it manually. But now, when I execute $ rosrun rqt_plot rqt_plot it says: [DEBUG] rqt_plot.plot: import of PyQtGraphDataPlot failed (trying other backends) qt_gui_main() found no plugin matching "rqt_plot"

fhurlbrink gravatar imagefhurlbrink ( 2014-06-04 02:31:06 -0600 )edit

@hurlbrink Please do not ask a new question in comment area, and try google your issue before you ask (I'm sure there's another question regarding your current issue). Also, be sure not to forget to mark this post as an answer if it solved your issue ;)

130s gravatar image130s ( 2014-06-04 09:56:48 -0600 )edit
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OK, sorry. I'm new to ROS answers. I saw the PyQtGraph problem as a part of the rqt-plot issue. But now, I have googled it and so I found out, this is a separate issues independent from existing of rqt_plot in Indigo and solved it.

fhurlbrink gravatar imagefhurlbrink ( 2014-06-05 06:25:12 -0600 )edit
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answered 2014-06-03 09:02:20 -0600

130s gravatar image

updated 2014-06-03 12:52:52 -0600

UPDATE: @ahendrix's answer seems to be correct.


Looks like debian file of rqt_plot is built but not yet synchronized into public repository. See debbuld status page http://www.ros.org/debbuild/indigo.ht... I'm sure in the next public repository sync, it'll become available.


A concern and a tip:

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The status page clearly indicates that there is a older version of rqt_plot in the public indigo repo...

ahendrix gravatar imageahendrix ( 2014-06-03 12:10:56 -0600 )edit
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answered 2014-07-03 22:07:57 -0600

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I was able to do a sudo apt-get on ros-indigo-rqt-plot-common-plugins successfully

It opens, but so far I haven't figured out how to make it display anything. I keep getting errors on my topics having non-numeric data.

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You should ask this as a new question rather than as an answer on an existing question. when you do ask a question, you should include some information about your topic names, topic types and the exact error message you're receiving.

ahendrix gravatar imageahendrix ( 2014-07-04 02:59:38 -0600 )edit

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