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

Don MacQueen macq at llnl.gov
Fri Nov 10 18:39:32 CET 2006

I know that, but there might be something out there that I haven't heard of.
For all I know, maybe Simon is smart enough to install Wine without CrossOver.


(and apologies to everyone; I actually didn't think the question was 
worthy of r-sig-mac and meant to send it only to Simon)

At 9:15 AM -0800 11/10/06, Jan de Leeuw wrote:
>Well, you couldn't run it without Windows if it
>used Parallels, so it must be CrossOver.
>On Nov 10, 2006, at 09:06 , Don MacQueen wrote:
>>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
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