[R-SIG-Mac] R does not start on my MacBook Pro3,1

Steve Lianoglou mailinglist.honeypot at gmail.com
Mon Mar 2 17:22:18 CET 2009

Hi Mary,

On Mar 2, 2009, at 11:11 AM, Mary Meyer wrote:

> Help!   I was running R code and started getting error messages that  
> would not stop repeating.  I force-quit R, but when I attempted to  
> run it again, it would not start (Icon kept bouncing until I force- 
> quit again).  I restarted the computer, then I reinstalled R, but  
> that did not fix the problem.  I deleted everything I could find  
> related to R, and installed again.  Each time I install I get a  
> "successful" message, but it does not start.  I don't know what to  
> try next.
> I have the latest versions of the operating system.

Can you be a bit more specific about the error messages you were  
getting? (I guess if you can't even start R, it's not likely, but  
maybe you remember something about what the error was saying that kept  

Also, I'm not sure what version 3,1 means in your MBP description,  
which MBP are you runnning? (Though, I doubt it's a problem with the  
type of computer)

In the meantime:

* I think the only thing you need to delete in order to clean R out of  
your system is:

   * the /Library/Frameworks/R.framework directory
   * /Applications/R.app

   Is that what you cleaned?

* After cleaning and re-install (or now, even), can you run R from the  
terminal? Just open up Terminal.app and type "R" (no quotes).


Steve Lianoglou
Graduate Student: Physiology, Biophysics and Systems Biology
Weill Medical College of Cornell University


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