[R] Problem with graphics device in Mac OS X

jiho jo.irisson at gmail.com
Mon Dec 10 21:50:25 CET 2007

I think you should post this to R-Sig-Mac.
I don't notice any problem at all on my system with the same  

On 2007-December-10  , at 21:37 , WAYNE KING wrote:

> Hello List,
>   I am teaching a basic course where students are encouraged to use  
> R. There are a few students using Mac OS X. As a test we downloaded  
> and installed the latest .dmg file (R-2.6.1.dmg) onto a intel Mac  
> running 10.5.1. A device query yields
>> getOption("device")
> "quartz"
> But any plot command does not bring up a plot (e.g. plot(),  
> boxplot(), hist()).
> I found a thread concerning X11 windows under Mac OS X but I feel  
> these users will most likely be just using the native quartz device.
> Invoking a call to quartz() first does not seem to help, e.g.
>> quartz()
>> plot(rnorm(100,0,1))
> produces no output and no error message (Nothing happens). A call to  
> dev.cur() seems to indicate a device is active.
>> quartz()
>> dev.cur()
> quartz
> 2
> but again a plot command produces no figure. Sorry am I not a Mac OS  
> user and I did check the archives but found mostly discussions on  
> X11() under Mac OS X.
> Wayne
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