[R] Problem installing R 2.12.1 on Mac OS X Yosemite 10.10.5

David Winsemius dwinsemius at comcast.net
Thu Jan 12 07:20:42 CET 2017

> On Jan 11, 2017, at 4:15 PM, Florence Lui <floorrinse at gmail.com> wrote:
> I'm trying to download version 2.12.1 of R in order for it to be compatible
> with the version of SPSS I have on my computer (SPSS V. 20), so that I can
> install the Essentials for R plugin for SPSS.
> However, when I try to install this version of R, I get a popup saying it
> can't be installed because it requires Mac OS X 10.5 or higher (see
> attached).

I suspect that there is code that does a comparison of the character version of your numeric version of OSX and finds that it is less than "10.5" since if you do that comparison at your console you will see 

> "10.10" < "10.5"
[1] TRUE

> But I do have a higher operating system--Mac OS X Yosemite
> 10.10.5.
> Any idea what might be wrong?

I suspect this has been discussed with in the past. Search the Archives of the R-SIG-Mac mailing list (which would have been the correct place to post this question in the first place.) I have vague memory that such a request appeared in the not so distant past.


> Thanks for your help!
> -- 
> Florence Lui
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David Winsemius
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