[R-SIG-Mac]Darwin R with Aqua GUI and Quartz device
Mon, 12 Aug 2002 12:19:11 +0200
I have set up a minimal version of a GUI for the Darwin version of R.
It is far from being any close to a solid and complete version. It is
only intended for Darwin R developers.
As this is a R-devel version of R 1.6.0 it includes the Quartz device
for graphics and a brand new Workspace browser (it will be soon named
You will find a tar+gz file at the following address
and it is about 7M
it corresponds to the base version of R.
To set up things do:
* move the RAqua.tgz archive where you want to install it
* open a terminal window and move to the dir where the RAqua.tgz is
* gunzip and untar the archive, you'll obtain an R.app directory
* to launch R type in the term window
R should launch and I/O is given on a new window.
try in the sequence the following R commands
don't move across the R Console window with the cursor or you'll get a
segmentation fault error
only input R commands in the last line of the R Console
don't use arrow keys as well
do no close the R Console window with the mouse. To exit R just use
from the R Console.
To update the browser content just retype
Cut&paste is not yet implemented, as well as edit() etc. Menus are not
Quartz device is not yet re-sizable.
Don't try to click on the R.app from the Finder, it won't work.
As you see this version is rather a primitive one (call it "JR" =
Jurassik R), I finished it last night at 1 a.m.
Now I'm going to take a two weeks of vacation and in september I'll fix
and implement a good setup of this GUI.
This week I'll arrange (with other R Cores' help) to commit changes to
R-devel so anyone can try to build this version of R and look at the
In the meanwhile, I'll be pleased if you can try it and send me any kind
Please use "RAqua" in the subject of your mail so that I can filter them
easily when back home. Use firstname.lastname@example.org as preferred e-mail.
Jose Hales-Garcia has also written a nice wrapper as interface to Darwin
Hopefully we will integrate it with the implementation I wrote.
If it will not be for 1.6.0 it will surely be for 1.6.1 :)
have a good summer
p.s. if any of Jan's Darwin R build works for you, this will also work
and you won't need any other dll.
p.s. II: for Carbon R users: the workspace browser is available for this
version of R as well.