1. Installing rqt on Ubuntu

    Shows how to install the rqt related packages.

  2. Install rqt on Mac OSX

Running rqt plugins

Run within standard, integrated window (RECOMMENDED)

The best recommended way to run rqt plugins is to use its integrated GUI rqt_gui (see the detailed advantage here).

On groovy or higher:

% rqt
  • On fuerte:

     % rosrun rqt_gui rqt_gui

Run each rqt plugin individually

Although it is recommended to run rqt plugins on its integrated GUI rqt_gui as its usage already explained, you can also run each rqt plugin standalone by:

$ rosrun rqt_mypkg rqt_mypkg

Some plugins that are provided in rqt's core packages can be run without using rosrun. Currently they are: rqt_bag, rqt_console, rqt_graph, rqt_logger_level, rqt_plot. You can do for example:

$ rqt_bag

Commandline options

When run with -h, available options will be printed. Here are some options that are worth noting:

  -b BINDING, --qt-binding BINDING
                        choose Qt bindings to be used [pyqt|pyside]
  --clear-config        clear the configuration (including all perspectives
                        and plugin settings)
  -m, --multi-process   use separate processes for each plugin instance
                        (currently only supported under X11)

  --list-plugins        list available plugins

Debuging rqt_gui with debugger

With gdb:

% gdb python
(gdb) run $YOUR_RQT_GUI_HOMEDIR$/bin/rqt_gui
 :          (usual gdb usage)

Wiki: rqt/UserGuide (last edited 2013-06-07 00:59:11 by IsaacSaito)