[R-SIG-Mac] Problems with Rcmdr via XQuartz on OSX Mavericks

John Fox jfox at mcmaster.ca
Wed Nov 20 12:52:39 CET 2013

Dear Jonathan,

I'm afraid that I don't know why you're experiencing this problem. I upgraded my own Mac to Mavericks and the Rcmdr still appears to work fine. Also, no one else has reported this problem to me, which of course doesn't mean that no one else has experienced it. 

I don't doubt that something is wrong on your system but I don't know what it might be. You've already reinstalled all of the relevant software, which is what I would have suggested.

I'm copying this response to the R Mac OS X email list in case someone who reads the list has a suggestion or, perhaps, has also experienced the problem.

I'm sorry that I can't be of more help at this time.


On Wed, 20 Nov 2013 00:19:54 -0600
 Jonathan Chapman <petsrme2 at icloud.com> wrote:
> Dr. Fox,
> I am an MPH student at the University of Minnesota.  I was referred to you by Dr. Ann Brearley because I am having issues running Rcmdr in XQuartz since upgrading to OSX Mavericks.  Rcmdr runs slowly, more-so as a lag, after an initial 1-2 minutes of use.  Prior to that 1-2 minutes of use and the subsequent lag in performance, Rcmdr runs perfectly fine via XQuartz.  Once closing out XQuartz and restarting it, Rcmdr runs fine until after 1-2 minutes of use when the lag sets in again.
> I’ve tried to remedy the situation prior to contacting you.  First, I reinstalled XQuartz.  When that failed to solve the problem, I reinstalled XQuartz along with R and Rcmdr.  That attempt also failed.  I do not know what else to do or who/where else to turn.  
> Do you have any incite?  Have you heard of anyone else encountering this problem?
> Jonathan M. Chapman, DVM
> 312-813-1166
> petsrme2 at icloud.com

John Fox
McMaster University
Hamilton, Ontario, Canada

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