[R-SIG-Mac] rgl.open does not work

Duncan Murdoch murdoch at stats.uwo.ca
Tue Jul 8 03:29:25 CEST 2008

On 07/07/2008 11:15 AM, Christoph Hofer wrote:
> Dear Mac-R-users
> I installed the rgl package via the R-GUI installation menu as a  
> binary (version 0.79).
> I use the R- 2.7.1 and i run it on a intel Mac (Leopard 10.5.4).
> The command rgl.open() gives me the following error:
> error in rgl.open() : Cannot create font, error code: 1
> Any suggestion to solve my problem?

Another suggestion:

Don't use rgl.open, use open3d.  But before you do that, try

r3dDefaults$useFreeType <- FALSE

I don't know how to get FTGL/Freetype to run properly on MacOSX, but 
this avoids trying.

Duncan Murdoch

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