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

Simon Urbanek simon.urbanek at r-project.org
Mon Sep 14 16:25:27 CEST 2009


On Sep 14, 2009, at 8:44 , Michael Kubovy wrote:

> 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.

On the above webpage it says:

"Leopard build" (available in 32-bit and 64-bit) and the Download is  
R-2.9.0.pkg. That is the installer for all-archs (32+64 bit) R 2.9.0 -  
and this is the option a) I was talking about and it's the option that  
doesn't assume you know what you're doing - it's simply the package  
installer as on CRAN.

Higher up it says "R-2.9-branch-leopard-universal.tar.gz" and in the  
table you can infer that it's R 2.9.2 patched (nightly build). This is  
the option b) which assumes you know how to unpack a tar ball manually:
sudo tar fxz R-2.9-branch-leopard-universal.tar.gz -C /

The reason I said take 2.9.0 was because it's the fool proof method.  
[I don't have an installer for 64-bit R 2.9.2 yet because it's not  
automated due to changes in the PM].

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

Please follow the instructions in the e-mail below - I was hoping   
they are fool proof :). Do you have any suggestions to make the R for  
Mac webpage more obvious?


> 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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