Re: [R] R can not show plots (in Mac OS X terminal)

From: Tony Han Bao <tonybao_at_mac.com>
Date: Wed 06 Apr 2005 - 06:46:36 EST

On 5 Apr 2005, at 9:39 pm, Minyu Chen wrote:

> Sorry for bothering again, but it doesn't work yet. Now it shows "x11"
> when I type getOption("device"), but when I do the plot, the terminal
> just simply told me x11 is not available.
>

This is why I asked you whether you have X11 before compiling R. It's no surprise that it doesn't work. I think now the best and cleanest way is to recompile R with the correct configurations so that it sets X11 as the default device.

alternatively you may try options(device = 'quartz') to try to make use of quartz (Aqua) but I fear it won't work either.

> Thanks,
> Minyu Chen
> On 5 Apr 2005, at 21:30, Tony Han Bao wrote:
>
>>
>> On 5 Apr 2005, at 8:45 pm, Minyu Chen wrote:
>>
>>> No, the only output is postscipt. As I just install X11, I did not
>>> have it before compiling R.
>> You can try to set the device to x11 by issue the following command,
>>
>> options(device = 'x11')
>>
>> and hope now it works.
>>
>>>
>>> What to do now except for getting and compiling R Aqua?
>> Getting and compiling R Aqua is quite easy and you should do so for
>> OS X to make use of its quartz and easy pdf related features.
>>
>> All the best,
>>>
>>> Thanks,
>>> Minyu Chen
>>> On 5 Apr 2005, at 20:23, Tony Han Bao wrote:
>>>
>>>>
>>>> On 5 Apr 2005, at 19:12, Minyu Chen wrote:
>>>>
>>>>> Dear all:
>>>>>
>>>>> I am a newbie in Mac. Just installed R and found R did not react
>>>>> on my command plot (I use command line in terminal). It did not
>>>>> give me any error message, either. All it did was just giving out
>>>>> a new command prompt--no reaction to the plot command. I suppose
>>>>> whenever I gives out a command of plot, it will invoke the
>>>>> AquaTerm for a small graph, as I experience in octave. What can I
>>>>> do for it?
>>>>>
>>>> issue command
>>>>
>>>> >getOption("device")
>>>>
>>>> to check the output device. The default I have on OS X is X11, do
>>>> you have it installed before compiling R?
>>>>
>>>> It could also be the case that you issued command such as
>>>> postscript() before plot(...) but forgot to issue dev.off().
>>>>
>>>>> Many thanks,
>>>>> Minyu Chen
>>>>>
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>>>>
>>>
>>
>
>
Tony Han Bao
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