[R-SIG-Mac] Command Line Quartz Device in Yosemite

Grant Rettke gcr at wisdomandwonder.com
Wed Oct 29 16:05:10 CET 2014

Thanks for the feedback folks.

On Wed, Oct 29, 2014 at 9:10 AM, Gábor Csárdi <csardi.gabor at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Wed, Oct 29, 2014 at 9:57 AM, Grant Rettke <gcr at wisdomandwonder.com> wrote:
>> On Tue, Oct 28, 2014 at 5:33 PM, Colin A. Smith <colin at colinsmith.org> wrote:
>>> First, it seems that under Yosemite, the default device is now x11 instead of quartz.
>> Just curious, why do you prefer the quartz device over the x11 device on OSX?
>> Starting out with quartz, I got a lot of crashes with R from homebrew
>> (15 times in a row using base plotting) and when I switched to x11 the
>> crashes stopped.
> That's probably just your system or homebrew R. I have been using
> quartz as a default device on various machines and OSX versions for
> many years now, and never had a single crash.
> As for the reason, the quartz device looks *much* nicer  than the x11
> device, probably because of the (better) anti-aliasing. Also, you do
> not need to run an X server to use it.
> Gabor
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