[R-SIG-Mac] Using XQuartz - any known issues?
N|@||@Ander@on @end|ng |rom ed@@c@uk
Tue Apr 21 10:41:13 CEST 2020
Eberhard, Thanks - I'm also an RStudio user, but am trying to use Rcmdr as a gentle introduction to R for a course (building up to RStudio use later).
John, thanks also for responding (not at all an Rcmdr issue, I think - that's just what happened to show the problem). Tech details:
MacBook Pro 15 (bought 2019)
2.6 GHz 6-core Intel Core i7
16 GB 2400 MHz DDR4 memory
Radeon Pro 555X 4GB & Intel UHD Graphics 360 1536MB graphics.
R 3.6.3, new download of Rcmdr etc (reinstalled everything from scratch before realising X11 was the reason Rcmdr wasn't working and downloading XQuartz). I'm almost certain I would have rebooted before trying to run this - I saw that warning somewhere (CRAN FAQ maybe?). I certainly have since, but perhaps that's why it is now appearing to function correctly? I should say that 2-3 students have reported the same problem over the last 3-4 days, so it isn't just me.
Thanks again for input. Best wishes to all on the list.
Dr Niall H. Anderson | Senior Lecturer in Medical Statistics/ Programme Co-director, MPH (on campus)
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Usher Institute, University of Edinburgh
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On 21/04/2020, 04:55, "Fox, John" <jfox using mcmaster.ca> wrote:
> On Apr 20, 2020, at 3:42 PM, ANDERSON Niall <Niall.Anderson using ed.ac.uk> wrote:
> Dear all,
> I’m relatively new to MacOS and have only recently started trying to use XQuartz to enable me to run Rcmdr. Are there any common issues/ tips for getting good performance out of it (or should it usually run well with default settings)?
> On first installation, I found there was a very long lag in menus being populated (i.e. the menu shape was generated, but no usable options were added), to the extent that Rcmdr was then effectively useless (not Rcmdr’s fault, I don’t think). One of my students suggested reducing Output Colors option from the default “Millions” setting. That seems to deal with the problem, thankfully.
> Is that typical of XQuartz, and is there anything else I should be doing to get the best performance from it?
I haven't observed the problem you describe on my Mac, which is a three- or four-year-old MacBook Pro (that is, the Rcmdr dialogs display reasonably crisply for me), and I haven't done anything special to configure XQuartz. Here are the specs for my Mac:
Model Name: MacBook Pro
Model Identifier: MacBookPro13,2
Processor Name: Dual-Core Intel Core i7
Processor Speed: 3.3 GHz
Number of Processors: 1
Total Number of Cores: 2
L2 Cache (per Core): 256 KB
L3 Cache: 4 MB
Hyper-Threading Technology: Enabled
Memory: 8 GB
It might help to have some more information. I assume that you're using the most recent versions of R, the Rcmdr package, and other packages, and a recent version of macOS. What Mac do you have, and did you reboot it after installing XQuartz? If you updated R, did you reinstall XQuartz?
John Fox, Professor Emeritus
Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
> Niall Anderson
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