[R-SIG-Mac] R console

Marc Schwartz marc_schwartz at me.com
Fri Aug 24 14:42:31 CEST 2012

On Aug 24, 2012, at 7:03 AM, Noia Raindrops <noia.raindrops at gmail.com> wrote:

> Hello, 
> I thing you need to install X11.app.
> see: http://support.apple.com/kb/HT5293

Strictly speaking, that is only needed on Mountain Lion, as prior versions of OSX include X11 on the installation DVD/DMG.

I don't use the R OSX GUI, but Emacs/ESS. That being said, I can replicate the problem on Mountain Lion (10.8.1) with XQuartz installed.

If Weiwei is using ML, then he should install the above, however note that the name of the app is now XQuartz.app and not X11.app. So even if installed, the GUI icon selection will still fail. 

If  Weiwei is not using ML, then X11 is available on the installation DVD on pre-Lion versions of OSX, or if on Lion (10.7) it is available from the 'Packages' folder on the install DMG.

I am adding John Fox as a cc: to this e-mail as in the course of searching, I noted the R Commander installation instructions (http://socserv.mcmaster.ca/jfox/Misc/Rcmdr/installation-notes.html), which includes mention of X11.app, but not XQuartz.app for Mountain Lion. So that page and related documentation will need to be updated.


Marc Schwartz

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