[R-SIG-Mac] Screen device under macOS X
simon.urbanek at r-project.org
Thu Oct 6 15:35:02 CEST 2011
Are you on Lion? (You failed to mention that crucial detail)
If so, R cannot detect window session on Lion (the OS says there is none even if there is one) so it must assume that you are using ssh or other tunneling, so if falls back to whatever other device it can use.
On Oct 5, 2011, at 9:31 PM, John Maindonald wrote:
> When I start up R (or at least 64-bit R) from the command line
> or from ESS, and plot a graph without first opening a graphics
> screen window, I get an X11 window.
> If I type capabilities(), I get:
> jpeg png tiff tcltk X11 aqua http/ftp sockets
> TRUE TRUE TRUE TRUE TRUE TRUE TRUE TRUE
> libxml fifo cledit iconv NLS profmem cairo
> TRUE TRUE FALSE TRUE TRUE TRUE TRUE
> Given that "aqua" is available, why do I not get a quartz window?
> (I can of course open such a window.)
> R version 2.13.2 (2011-09-30)
> Platform: x86_64-apple-darwin9.8.0/x86_64 (64-bit)
>  C
> attached base packages:
>  stats graphics grDevices utils datasets methods base
> other attached packages:
>  lattice_0.19-33
> loaded via a namespace (and not attached):
>  grid_2.13.2 tools_2.13.2
> John Maindonald email: john.maindonald at anu.edu.au
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