[R-SIG-Mac] Beachball on quartz windows (command line only)

Emmanuel Sharef ess28 at cornell.edu
Mon Jan 22 23:58:35 CET 2007


When plotting from R in the command line (run in the Terminal, not as  
R.app), it behaves oddly.

If I simply type a command to plot something (e.g. hist(rnorm 
(1000))  ), nothing happens.
If I type quartz(), an empty quartz window opens, but the mouse  
cursor always turns into a spinning beachball when passing over it. I  
can plot to this window, but I cannot move or close it, because of  
the beach ball. Calling the quartz.save() function referenced in the  
R Mac FAQ returns 'Error: could not find function "quartz.save"'.

Everything works fine inside R.app though. Running R in an X11 xterm  
works fine too, but quartz graphics are nicer. Is there a way to fix  
the problem with getting quartz graphics from the terminal?


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