[R-SIG-Mac] Problems with R.app GUI

Simon Urbanek simon.urbanek at r-project.org
Thu May 11 09:34:48 CEST 2006


On May 10, 2006, at 10:42 PM, Bruce Boucek wrote:

> I am experiencing the same problem/flaw in the GUI for R 2.3.0 that  
> a few other people have posted concern about.
> With R-GUI-3121-2.3
> Entering demo() at the prompt results in the following message:
> 2006-05-10 12:31:26.370 open[1512] LSOpenFromURLSpec() returned  
> -10814 for application (null) urls file://localhost/tmp/Rtmp04NeEd/ 
> RpackageIQR10d63af1.

Ok, I'll check that one - we need a more clean solution for external  
files, so it may be worth changing a bit more.

> As an aside -
> For those having similar problems, I recommend using R in the  
> terminal with library(tcltk). One note though, apparently something  
> has changed in the implementation of X11R6 on MacOSX 10.4. I used  
> to have my display variable set in my bash .profile as:
> export DISPLAY=0:0

This is wrong and it was pure luck that it worked. The format is  
[<host>]:<display>[.<screen>] so you're asking for host "0" which is  

> Apparently the correct setting is now:
> export DISPLAY=:0.0

Yes and always was.


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