[R-SIG-Mac] Using the rgl package outside R.app

stefano iacus stefano.iacus at unimi.it
Wed Jan 18 10:44:09 CET 2006

If I remember well, rgl on OS X now uses Aqua OpenGL. If you want to  
run it under xterm you need either to build rgl yourself forcing to  
use X11 OpenGL or rebuild R using Jan's approach. The same applies to  


Il giorno 18/gen/06, alle ore 09:27, Putler, Dan ha scritto:

> Hi All,
> I've been experimenting with where I can and cannot use rgl. I'm
> running the CRAN release of R 2.2.1, and installed the rgl binary
> package. It works well when I'm within R.app. However, when I go into
> R from either a Terminal or xterm command line, and try to use rgl,
> the rgl window pops up, but it is afflicted by the spinning beach
> ball of death, and never is able to raster the image. Is there a way
> to build the rgl package (and perhaps libpng) so that it is more
> flexible in terms of one's route into R?
> Dan
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