[R-SIG-Mac] JGR on Mac OS X 10.6 (Snow Leopard)

Michael Kubovy kubovy at virginia.edu
Mon Sep 14 14:44:48 CEST 2009

Hi Simon,

I'm sorry to say that I've tried and failed to set up 64-bit R 2.9.2  
and JGR.

(1) It's not clear to me where on http://r.research.att.com/ to  
download from. (I searched for "snow", since all else assumed that I  
know what I'm doing.)

(2) I don't understand why you say (below) to download 2.9.0 rather  
than 2.9.2.

So could you please give step by step fool-proof instructions? (Right  
now, after fiddling, I can't launch R or JGR.)


On Sep 12, 2009, at 7:59 PM, Simon Urbanek wrote:

> To answer all those recent posts on both mailing lists regarding JGR  
> on OS X 10.6 (Snow Leopard):
> You need 64-bit R to run JGR, because Apple has removed 32-bit Java  
> from OS X 10.6. So follow those steps:
> 1) Install 64-bit R from http://r.research.att.com/
>  option a) install R 2.9.0 package (but choose to NOT install  
> gfortran)
>  option b) unpack the leopard tar ball for R 2.9.2 and get the GUI  
> from
>  http://r.research.att.com/R-GUI-5473-2.9-leopard-Leopard64.dmg
>  (in fact you can do both if you wish... ;))
> 2) install necessary packages as follows:
> install.packages(c("rJava","JavaGD","iplots"))
> install.packages("JGR",type="mac.binary")
> 3) download 64-bit JGR launcher from
> http://urbanek.info/JGR-1.6-SL.dmg
> Run the launcher and enjoy.
> ---
> If you want to use JGR 1.7 from RForge.net, you have to install the  
> packages from sources (when building JGR you must set NOAWT=1).
> If you are using your own build of R, you must build everything from  
> sources yourself.
> Cheers,
> Simon

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