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rqt_plot not found

asked 2012-12-12 08:04:17 -0600

3lectrologos gravatar image

updated 2012-12-12 08:06:03 -0600

Following the ROS tutorial, when I'm trying to plot the position of the turtle, I get the following error:

$ rosrun rqt_plot rqt_plot --args /turtle1/pose/x:y
[rosrun] Couldn't find executable named rqt_plot below /opt/ros/fuerte/stacks/rqt/rqt_plot
[rosrun] Found the following, but they're either not files, 
[rosrun] or not executable:
[rosrun]   /opt/ros/fuerte/stacks/rqt/rqt_plot
[rosrun]   /opt/ros/fuerte/stacks/rqt/rqt_plot/src/rqt_plot

Any ideas why this might be happening? By the way, rqt_gui works fine.

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answered 2012-12-12 09:09:06 -0600

thebyohazard gravatar image

updated 2013-05-23 06:19:49 -0600

rqt_plot is a plugin for the gui. If you run rqt_gui, there should be a 'Plugins' menu item in the main window that lets you select a plugin to display. You can then specify the topic in the text box in the panel that comes up.

EDIT: To get more plugins for rqt, just apt-get them, as in the guide here.

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In the 'Plugins' menu item in the main window,there is only one plugin:ROS GRAPH.How can I add other plugins?

sven_007 gravatar image sven_007  ( 2013-05-18 16:52:21 -0600 )edit

answered 2013-01-10 07:03:26 -0600

Aaron Blasdel gravatar image

Just in case you are still getting this issue. This is most likely a similar solution to the following:

If you update your debs or source to get the latest and this problem should go away.

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