[R] R 3.1.2 GUI 1.65 Mavericks build (6833) freezes in Yosemite

David Winsemius dwinsemius at comcast.net
Mon Nov 24 06:41:30 CET 2014

I can reproduce the problem but only once so far. (I never use that GUI menu option.) R hangs with a spinning disc when you choose that option from the GUI menu. It’s a MacGUI specific issue so this is the wrong mailing list. Forwarding to R-Mac-SIG.

(Doesn’t seem to be an XCode issue.)
 Model Identifier:	MacBookPro5,3
  Processor Name:	Intel Core 2 Duo
  Processor Speed:	2.8 GHz
  Memory:	8 GB

> sessionInfo()
R version 3.1.1 (2014-07-10)
Platform: x86_64-apple-darwin13.1.0 (64-bit)

[1] en_US.UTF-8/en_US.UTF-8/en_US.UTF-8/C/en_US.UTF-8/en_US.UTF-8

attached base packages:
[1] stats     graphics  grDevices utils     datasets  methods   base     

> On Nov 23, 2014, at 7:35 PM, Shahrooz, Bahram (shahrobm) <SHAHROBM at ucmail.uc.edu> wrote:
> Hi,
> I’ve the latest version of R, which I know is for Mavericks.  I’ve upgraded to Yosemite, and R is acting strangely.
> R becomes unresponsive when I try to use “R File to Source/Load”.  Since this morning, this problem was happening every time that I had a script open, but now the problem has become intermittent.  When this problem came up, I had to kill R and start again.
> Now, I’ve started getting the following “mysterious” messages, which again is intermittent.
> 2014-11-23 22:14:09.339 R[24870:4519960] plugin com.getdropbox.dropbox.garcon interrupted
> 2014-11-23 22:14:09.339 R[24870:4522129] Unable to setup extension context - error: Couldn’t communicate with a helper application.
> I’ve Xcode version 6.1 (6A1052d).
> I was wondering whether any of you have had similar issues, and if you’ve any solutions.  These problems seem to be random.
> Thanks in advance for your time,
> Bahram
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David Winsemius, MD
Alameda, CA, USA

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