[R-SIG-Mac] OS 10.5.8 Compatibility
smartfra at msu.edu
Sat Dec 5 22:57:43 CET 2009
On Sat, Dec 5, 2009 at 4:56 PM, Francis Smart <smartfra at msu.edu> wrote:
> Hi David,
> I know I was being vague when I posted but I had gotten frustrated
> with R and deleted it hours before and I was not sure what the version
> was at the time. But now I am.
> Version R-2.10.0 worked on startup and worked when I typed >1:10
> however it froze when I typed >f() without f being defined. There
> were other functions that caused it to freeze, but I did not keep
> track of all of them.
> So I tried R-2.10.0 and it froze again under identical circumstances.
> I went to the next oldest version R-2.9.2 and it froze on the last
> stage of the installation process. I forced it to quit and went to
> the application folder and so far it is stable.
> If it has problems, I will just keep going back to older releases.
> Thank you for your help,
> On Sat, Dec 5, 2009 at 3:51 PM, David Winsemius <dwinsemius at comcast.net> wrote:
>> On Dec 5, 2009, at 3:05 PM, Francis Smart wrote:
>>> Dear R people,
>>> I am running OS 10.5.8 on my PowerBook G4 and unfortunately it will
>>> not allow me to upgrade to Snow Leopard, because it does not run an
>>> Intel Chip.
>>> I have downloaded a version of R
>> ... a version?
>>> and it does not appear to be stable.
>> That is a bit vague.
>>> I have thought about about installing Linux to ensure a stable build
>>> but unfortunately I bought the PowerBook G4 used and I did not come
>>> with install disks. The Leopard install disks I do have refuse to run
>>> on an non-Intel machine. So if I installed Linux, that would mean
>>> that I would have to uninstall OS X and I probably would not be able
>>> to reinstall it.
>>> So I guess I am wondering if anybody has a build of R that they know
>>> is stable on 10.5.8. Also, I am sure there are other potential
>>> solutions that I have not thought of.
>> I currently have R 2.8.0 on a G4 PB running 10.5.7. I don't remember that
>> there was a conscious decision not to upgrade R, I also cannot remember if I
>> had a reason not to go to OSX 10.5.8. Almost all of my R work is on later
>> Macs and the PB now is just for checking PowerPoint presentations for
>> compatibility with OpenOffice.
>>> Any recommendations?
>> Not sure I know much else to say other than you can get old disk-image
>> versions of the universal 32 bit build here:
>>> Thank you for your time,
>>> Francis Smart
>>> (202) 540-8108 primary
>> David Winsemius, MD
>> Heritage Laboratories
>> West Hartford, CT
> Francis Smart
> PhD Student - Agricultural, Food, and Resource Economics - Michigan
> State University
> (406) 223-8108
PhD Student - Agricultural, Food, and Resource Economics - Michigan
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