[R] rgl_081.708: rgl.snapshot fails, causing persistent problems

Yihui Xie xieyihui at gmail.com
Fri Oct 10 13:48:43 CEST 2008

Thanks, Duncan, I was encountered with the same problem as Michael,
and just now I found the version you provided in your homepage could
solve this problem well.

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On Thu, Oct 9, 2008 at 1:16 AM, Duncan Murdoch <murdoch at stats.uwo.ca> wrote:
> Sorry to take a while to respond on this.  I don't see the behaviour you're
> describing.  I see that rgl.snapshot fails when I use the R-forge build, but
> it doesn't affect anything else.  (I can guess why rgl.snapshot fails, but
> it makes no sense that this would have the side effects you're seeing.)
> A wild guess is that the OpenGL driver on your desktop system has problems,
> but those shouldn't persist over a system reboot.
> Another guess is that you've got something in your workspace (e.g. an
> r3dDefaults variable) and it is causing trouble.  But then you should see
> Attaching package: 'rgl'
>        The following object(s) are masked _by_ .GlobalEnv :
>         r3dDefaults
> and you would notice that.
> I have put a good build of rgl 0.81.708 online, but I can't see how it would
> behave any better than the CRAN 0.81.  If you feel like trying something
> that probably won't help, download and install
> http://www.stats.uwo.ca/faculty/murdoch/temp/rgl_0.81.708.zip
> Duncan Murdoch

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