[R-SIG-Mac] gcc 4.0.0 apple build 5018 with gfortran

Thomas Adams tadams1 at cinci.rr.com
Sun May 8 06:31:29 CEST 2005

Thanks for the clarification, esp. as it relates to package sources.  
So, would re-installing the previous version of Xcode be the way to  
go, or just gcc 3.3? G5 optimizations & 64-bit codes are not an issue  
for me at this point.


On May 7, 2005, at 9:26 PM, Simon Urbanek wrote:

> As mentioned here before, there is currently no Tiger binary of  
> gfortran available that doesn't break on R sources. This is for  
> various reasons, one of them being that most of them are based on  
> gcc 4.0.0 before the official release, which wasn't quite stable.  
> Apple build 5018 is based on the gcc 4.0.0 release and works with  
> R, but there was no binary - until now. You can find the binary of  
> the whole gcc 4.0.0 Apple build 5018 now at
> http://wiki.urbanek.info/index.cgi?TigerGCC
> along with some explanations and notes.
> Please note that the use of the binary is not officially supported!  
> I have put up the page only for convenience of users that want to  
> experiment a bit. We still support only the CRAN build which uses  
> gcc 3.3. When you use the above build, you're on your own. I don't  
> see any immediate benefit of using gcc4 instead of gcc3 except for  
> building G5-optimized or 64-bit versions of R... (which is useful  
> only for very specialized applications).
> Cheers,
> Simon
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