[R-SIG-Mac] 64 bit Mac GUI
Smith, Edward C
nedsmith at uchicago.edu
Mon Feb 2 17:06:31 CET 2009
Thanks for the note, Brian. This is very helpful. As it turned out,
I only needed to compile the packages locally using package source.
This does not work for "statnet", but I was able to install all of its
components (statnet is a kind of umbrella package). So, it seems my
original question about running both 32 and 64-bit is now irrelevant,
gladly. I still don't know why I was getting memory errors on the 32-
bit architecture, but no need to fuss trying to figure it out now that
things are running on the 64. I was also able to get the 64-bit R.app
GUI up and running...which is nice.
Thanks again for your help!
On Feb 2, 2009, at 2:33 AM, Prof Brian Ripley wrote:
> You should be able to install all the packages you need on a 64-but
> machine -- the Linux community has been doing so for years, and 64-
> bit Linux has been part of the testing equally for several years.
> (I only have 64-bit Linux systems.)
> With 'statnet', the chain of dependencies includes 'rgl' where you
> only have access to the X11 version (and will need to modify the
> sources to build it). I suspect that this is actually a problem
> with the statnet suite - 'shapes' claims to depend on rgl but
> probably should only suggest it. This is the not the place, but the
> authors of the suite need to be asked to study and follow 'Writing R
> We know about the rgl issues, and workarounds are being discussed.
> 'igraph' compiles from the sources on x86_64 Mac OS -- what problems
> did you encounter when you tried?
> Running 32- and 64-bit R on the same machine is very simple (start
> up with R --arch=), but I suspect what you are talking about is
> running R.app (the GUI). I'll leave Simon to explain that.
> On Sun, 1 Feb 2009, Smith, Edward C wrote:
>> Simon, I'm following up a post that you responded to online.
>> Apologies for the unsolicited email, but I thought you might be
>> able to answer a quick question. I'm running Mac OSX (Leopard)
>> with 4GB RAM. Nevertheless, I was getting the Error: Cannot
>> allocate vector of....etc. message running some data and routines
>> on the 32-bit R that I installed from CRAN. I then installed the
>> 64-bit and was able to run what I needed without a memory error,
>> BUT, the problem I have now is that I can't seem to get a few
>> necessary packages to work in the new version. Specifically, I use
>> routines from the "statnet" and "igraph" packages quite a bit.
>> I see two options. First, I'd like to have both the 32 and 64 bit
>> versions installed on my machine so that I can switch back and
>> forth. It seems as soon as I get one installed, the other stops
>> working, and vice versa. The other, better, option is figuring out
>> a way to get the packages to work in the 64-bit version. Is this
>> possible? I use the GUI for both 32 bit and 64 bit (installed the
>> latter per your instructions). Now I seem to be lost completely.
>> Any help would be much appreciated.
>> Ned Smith
>> University of Chicago Booth School of Business
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