Can I install Plots without GR

Currently, when I Pkg.add("Plots"), GR is also installed and built. And if GR is not correctly built, which usual due to network issue, using Plots may fail because GR will also be imported. I know I can add and switch to other backends afterwards, but can I use Plots without GR?

AFAIK not, it is a dependency. You may want to open an issue at Plots.jl about making that conditional, too.

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Thanks! I think I have to open an issue then.

GR is now provided through the same BinaryBuilder/Artifacts system as all other Julia packages and binaries. So, it would be good to understand how the download/install failed.


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