[R] Close Window Button Problems

Prof Brian Ripley ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
Thu Jun 12 14:18:07 CEST 2008

You have failed to provide the most basic of information as requested in 
the posting guide.  As you mention 'i create a x11 window and plot' I will 
assume you mean that you open an X11() device and hence this is some 
Unix-alike OS.

This has come up several times before, so please search the archives. If 
you 'popen' R, its input is not from a tty and so it is not considered to 
be running interactively and hence is not expecting users to interact with 
it (like shutting down windows).

R 2.7.0 allows a --interactive flag which may help.  Exactly what the 
circumstances are in which the event loop is blocked seem to be 
system-specific.  But normally if non-interactive R is reading from stdin 
it is completely blocked until input is completed -- and that is not 
usually the case if R is interactive.

Should this be Windows (which does have an x11() device), the relevant 
flag is --ess.

On Wed, 11 Jun 2008, damon at damonhouk.net wrote:

> i have created a wrapper C++ class that popen()s R. When i create a x11
> window and plot, i cannot close it using the window button. Also, when i
> minimize or maximize the window, the plot does not redraw. Can anybody
> tell me if there is a way i can get back this window functionality or if
> it is not possible?
> thank you kindly.
> -damon
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