[R-SIG-Mac] R console

Hans-Jörg Bibiko bibiko at eva.mpg.de
Fri Aug 24 12:03:53 CEST 2012

On Aug 22, 2012, at 8:27 PM, Weiwei Shi wrote:

> I met with the following errors when I select "preference"->General for my
> R console:
> Unable to find application named 'X11.app'
> R version 2.15.1 (2012-06-22)
> Platform: x86_64-apple-darwin9.8.0/x86_64 (64-bit)
> locale:
> [1] en_US.UTF-8/en_US.UTF-8/en_US.UTF-8/C/en_US.UTF-8/en_US.UTF-8


just for records, you open R.app -> invoke Preferences -> press "General" and you get _always_ that error?

I'm on MacOSX 10.7.4 and cannot reproduce this behaviour.

I looked into the code and the error "Unable to find application named 'X11.app'" will be prompted _only_ if X11 cannot be found at your system AND you press the X11 toolbar button or you execute a R command which will start the X11 server.

Do you have any commands in your start environment which relies on X11?


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