[R] RGL Problem

Duncan Murdoch murdoch.duncan at gmail.com
Mon Nov 23 11:49:00 CET 2015

On 22/11/2015 11:56 PM, Margarette Bayron Arcelay via R-help wrote:
> Dear List,
> Im using Rstudio on a macbook pro OS X Yosemite version 10.10.5 and im
> trying to
> open the package geomorph but a warning message related to rgl shows up.
>> library(geomorph)
> Loading required package: rgl
> Warning messages:
> 1: In rgl.init(initValue, onlyNULL) : RGL: unable to open X11 display
> 2: In fun(libname, pkgname) : error in rgl_init
> I have already installed X11 but this message keeps showing up.
> Does somebody knows what to do?

It may be that you need to re-install XQuartz.  If that doesn't work, 
you can suppress its use.

If you run this before the library call:

options(rgl.useNULL = TRUE)

then rgl won't try to open your X11 display, and the error shouldn't 
happen.  (You won't be able to see output in X11 either.)

Duncan Murdoch

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