[R-SIG-Mac] 64bit R for intel

Graham Watt-Gremm sunyata at uvic.ca
Thu Nov 2 15:24:17 CET 2006

Simon and Simon,
I'll gladly test the build and report....
On 1-Nov-06, at 7:05 PM, Simon Urbanek wrote:

> Simon,
> On Nov 1, 2006, at 6:00 PM, Simon de Bernard wrote:
>> I am about to invest into a new xserve and I was wondering what was
>> the status on the 64-bit release of R for the intel chips (I need
>> to break that 4GB limit...)
> Unfortunately I still have no access to a Mac Pro machine, so I can't
> test it. In theory it should work as there is no problem building 64-
> bit ppc binary (i.e. the R sources should have no 32-bit vs 64-bit
> issues on a Mac). In practice there may be some problems lurking in
> the dark because of the compilers (the gcc 4.0.3 we use for the
> current build doesn't have 64-bit Intel support). A possible way is
> to use Apple compiler and maybe HPC gfortran. I can try to build such
> binary, but I'll need some owner of Mac Pro to test it (I'll post it
> to the R Mac page). Of course the same restrictions that apply to the
> ppc 64-bit version apply here as well (no Cocoa and GUI, need for
> custom X11 client etc.).
> Cheers,
> Simon
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