[R-SIG-Mac] saving graphic in quartz window with Aquamacs/ESS

Simon Urbanek simon.urbanek at r-project.org
Sun Feb 24 16:02:09 CET 2008


On Feb 24, 2008, at 5:02 AM, Graham Smith wrote:

> After a few false starts, I have aquamacs and emacs working  
> together. I have
> X11 running and CarbonEL running. In retrospect I now wonder whether  
> I need
> X11 running. I have been using R on Windows before (without Emacs or  
> ESS, so
> this is all very new)
> To create a plot I seem to need to first open a quartz window  
> "quartz()" and
> then run the plot command.
> Which is fine, except I can't work out how to save the graphic, I am  
> used to
> right clicking on the graphic for a context menu (but that doesn't  
> work- no
> context menu popup) or using the R-console menu, which doesn't exist  
> with
> the Aquamacs/ESS set up.

With Aquamacs you're pretty much on your own - Quartz is meant to be  
run from the R GUI where it has all the menus for saving, copy/paste  
etc as well as quartz.save(). ESS does not support the 'real' Quartz  
that is used in the R GUI.

We may change that in the future such that Quartz windows can have its  
own menus, but currently [R <=2.6.x] it's not supported, because all  
the UI functionality is provided by the R GUI, not by R itself.


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