[R-SIG-Mac] R set up on Mac OS 10.4.5

Thomas Lumley tlumley at u.washington.edu
Mon Mar 13 18:28:31 CET 2006

On Mon, 13 Mar 2006, David Johnson wrote:

> I have R on Mac OS 10.4.5 on a MacBook pro.  When I run R on terminal,
> plotting functions don't work.  (basically, I type hist(x) and nothing
> happens)  However, when I run it from Xterm or from R.app, the quartz
> application is functional and the graphics pop up.  What's going on?
> Anyone encounter something like this?

When you run R in a terminal the default graphics device is X11 if the 
DISPLAY environment variable is set and postscript() otherwise (or is it 
pdf() now?).

Your graphs are probably in a file called Rplots.ps or Rplots.pdf.


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