[R-SIG-Mac] cannot create third plot window using x11()

John Maindonald john.maindonald at anu.edu.au
Sat Feb 25 23:55:49 CET 2012

I can open several (I was going to say 'as many as I like", but
that is hard to verify) windows on my setup.  I do have a very
recent update to XQuartz installed: XQuartz 2.7.1_rc2 (xorg-server 1.11.4)
(I have just now been advised of the release of 2.7.1, which I have duly installed.)

I notice the following at http://xquartz.macosforge.org/trac/wiki

OS-X Software Updates have included some of the work done by this project, but for various reasons, Apple cannot ship the latest and greatest version offered by this site. Since our package clobbers Apple's X11.app, their SU will clobber ours. Because of this, you may experience conflicts after doing a Software Update from Apple. It is suggested that you install the latest XQuartz release after installing an update to OS-X Leopard.

I am running OSX 10.7.3 (Lion).  I have not had any issues with conflicts of which I am aware.

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On 26/02/2012, at 7:01 AM, R. Michael Weylandt wrote:

> One can always(?) open a new device using dev.new() which defaults to
> the quartz device on my machine.
> FWIW, I can get a similar problem with x11 but I have long-standing
> troubles with my X11 install that I've never bothered to track down so
> I'm not the best test case.
> Michael
> On Fri, Feb 24, 2012 at 9:25 AM, Jason Love <jason.love1492 at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Hello R users,
>> Using x11() command, I was able to create a new (2nd) plot window. However,
>> I was not able to create another (3rd) plot window as x11() gets
>> immediately frozen.
>> Does x11() command only allow 2nd plot window or could it be related to the
>> memory capacity limit?
>> Also, please let me know if there is any alternative way of opening a new
>> plot window other than using x(11).
>> Thanks in advance,
>> Jason,
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