[R-SIG-Mac] help: R on Mac's is "buggy", department reconsidering
kubovy at virginia.edu
Tue Feb 5 06:26:10 CET 2008
On Jan 31, 2008, at 12:42 PM, William Revelle wrote:
> In addition to the comments by Kasper and Max, may I add two points:
> 1) I am delighted that another psych department is pushing R for
> undergrads and grads. I have been doing so here with limited success.
> I have been able to get undergrads in both my research methods class
> and a more advanced class getting comfortable with it and doing some
> basic analyses. Some of our grad students are R converts as well.
> Among the faculty, however, it is much slower going.
> 2) Running R 2.6.1 with Mac 10.4+ or 10.5.1 on Intel and G4/G5s and
> the Mac Gui I have almost no crashes of R. Running 2.7.0
> (development, unstable) I have just a few.
(1) Here at UVa at least three faculty members and their grad students
use R exclusively. Both graduate stats classes and the grad cognitive
research methods class are taught in R.
(2) On the matter of crashes: R is very stable on my Mac:
Model Name: Mac Pro
Model Identifier: MacPro1,1
Processor Name: Dual-Core Intel Xeon
System Software Overview:
System Version: Mac OS X 10.5.1 (9B18)
Kernel Version: Darwin 9.1.0
R version 2.6.1 (2007-11-26)
Using the JGR GUI.
Professor Michael Kubovy
University of Virginia
Department of Psychology
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