[R-SIG-Mac] install on 10.3.9

Carl Witthoft carl at witthoft.com
Sat Dec 27 16:13:00 CET 2008

>> I'm a new user of MAC/Unix. I want R on a powerbook MAC with OS 10.3.9.
> How come a new user has a long-obsolete OS?

So he got a free machine.  I use 10.3.9 at home on my snowball iMac 
because it's solid, stable, and Just Works(tm).  Since the only reason 
to blow a C-note on 10.4 (or 5) would be to let me use various chunks of 
software, I haven't.   I can do far more than I need w/ R-2.2.1 for home 
use.  I do use 2.8.x at work (where, as a cheap old %$@*#^$#, I haven't 
upgraded from 10.4.11 *_*).
My recommendation to the OP would be to use 2.2.1 w/ the install package 
unless there are specific R-packages you cant live without.

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