[ESS] unable to start device X11

Vincent Goulet vincent.goulet at me.com
Thu Sep 11 03:45:31 CEST 2014

As mentioned by Vitalie, this is not ESS-related but rather R on OS X-related.

Put this in your ~/.Renviron file:


That way, R will always use the quartz plotting device.


Le 2014-09-09 à 18:28, Jonathan Michaels <jonmichaels1 at outlook.com> a écrit :

> Hello:
> I cannot execute any type of plotting command in my new ESS set up.  I am including full details following my problem description.
> Whenever I try to execute any plotting feature from within Emacs via ESS:
> plot(x)hist(x)...
> I receive the following error:
> Error in .External2(C_X11, d$display, d$width, d$height, d$pointsize,  :   unable to start device X11In addition: Warning message:In (function (display = "", width, height, pointsize, gamma, bg,  :  unable to open connection to X11 display ''
> Now, when I open the R app directly, all plotting and graphics functions work fine.
> Macbook pro running OS X 10.9.4R 3.1.1XQuartz 2.7.7ESS 13.09-1Emacs 24.3
> Can someone please help me figure out what I need to do in order to execute graphics and plotting functionality within ESS? 		 	   		  
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