[R-SIG-Mac] JGR on Mac OS X 10.6 (Snow Leopard)
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
>> option b) unpack the leopard tar ball for R 2.9.2 and get the GUI
>> (in fact you can do both if you wish... ;))
>> 2) install necessary packages as follows:
>> 3) download 64-bit JGR launcher from
>> 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.
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