[R-SIG-Mac] Mac or Windows...?

Don MacQueen macq at llnl.gov
Fri Nov 10 18:06:22 CET 2006


Is that R Windows GUI being run using CrossOver 
(http://www.codeweavers.com/products/cxmac/)? I don't see any sign of 
Parallels in that screenshot.

I'm getting a new MacBook Pro in a week or so, and while it never 
occurred to me to run the Windows version of R on it, I think it's a 
fun demo of the capability of the new Intel-based Macs.


At 11:42 AM -0500 11/10/06, Simon Urbanek wrote:
>On Nov 10, 2006, at 11:22 AM, Carlos GUERRA wrote:
>>  Dear friends,
>>  I'm thinking about buying a MacBook Pro and I wanted to know if 
>>  anyone can tell me what are the major changes, in "R", between a 
>>  Mac, and a Windows.
>The R itself is pretty much the same - the major differences are in 
>the OS (better support for virtual memory, 64-bit support, it's a 
>unix etc.) but not R (basically because we develop R primarily on 
>unix and use unix-based tools to create the Windows version). The GUI 
>for R is different on a Mac - it strives to be more intuitive to Mac 
>users, but I don't think there are many features you would miss (you 
>may rather find a couple of new ones). I suspect that R will be your 
>least problem when switching to Mac OS X ;).
>And BTW if you really crave for Windows version of R you can actually 
>run it on a MacBook Pro in OS X even without installing Windows and 
>it works :)
>[screenshot at:
>the Mac GUI is in the background, the Windows GUI in the foreground]
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Don MacQueen
Environmental Protection Department
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
Livermore, CA, USA

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