[R] R 2.11 on Mac OS X

Jeff Newmiller jdnewmil at dcn.davis.CA.us
Mon Jun 24 08:29:55 CEST 2013

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Norman Jessup <njessup at tpg.com.au> wrote:

>Thank you.  You are correct - I was inadvertently accessing an old 
>version.  Deleting the old and re-installing means I can fire up R 
>V3.0.1 which runs fine.
>However, I still can't get R Studio to start up, receivng the following
>    ERROR r error 4 (R code execution error) [errormsg=Error in
>    identical(call[[1L]], quote(doTryCatch)) :
>    7 arguments passed to .Internal(identical) which requires 5
>    ,
>   local=TRUE, echo=FALSE, verbose=FALSE, encoding='UTF-8'))]; OCCURRED
>    AT: core::Error r::exec::<anonymous
>   namespace>::evaluateExpressions(SEXP, SEXP, SEXP *, sexp::Protect *)
>    /Users/rstudio/rstudio/src/cpp/r/RExec.cpp:145
>Even though I re-installed the latest version 0.97.551.  I wonder if 
>there is an old Library or other support file that was not properly 
>Thank you
>Norman Jessup
>> On Jun 21, 2013, at 7:27 PM, Norman Jessup wrote:
>>> Hello,
>>> I've recently upgraded to R 2.11.1 on Mac OS X 10.8.4.   Now when I
>start R up I get the following message:
>>> Error in identical(call[[1L]], quote(doTryCatch)) :
>>>   7 arguments passed to .Internal(identical) which requires 5
>>> Error in normalizePath(dirname(pkgpath), "/", TRUE) :
>>>   3 arguments passed to .Internal(normalizePath) which requires 1
>>> cannot find system Renviron
>>> I get a similar message with user-defined functions ( i.e "X
>arguments passed when Y defined" ) though the functions appear to work.
>This problem is also encountered when Rstudio fires up and so it cannot
>run now.
>>> I did find a post that suggested it may be due to R accessing an
>old, possibly 32 bit library (I used to have 32 and 64 bit R installed
>and they both ran without trouble).  Possibly I need to completely
>clean out the installation and start again?  but I'm not sure precisely
>where the R support files are stored on Macs.  Can anyone give me a
>pointer and/or suggest an alternative fix?
>> R 2.11.1 is a rather archaic version. The current version is 3.0.1.
>You seems to have skipped major versions 2.12, 2.13,, 2.14 2.15. I
>doubt that OSX 10.8.4 was available when 2.11.1 was compiled. There is
>a mailing list for MacOS versions of R but I doubt there will be much
>interest in supporting version 2.11.1 on OSX 10.8.4. I suggest you
>install instead version 3.0.1
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