[R-SIG-Mac] [R] 64-bit OSX binary for 2.9.2
dwinsemius at comcast.net
Mon Sep 14 19:00:52 CEST 2009
On Sep 14, 2009, at 11:59 AM, Steve Lianoglou wrote:
> On Sep 14, 2009, at 11:44 AM, ivo welch wrote:
>> dear R wizards: I am looking for a binary package distribution of
>> R 2.9.2
>> for OSX . Looking at http://r.research.att.com/ , there seems to
>> be only a
>> binary for 2.9.0 . is the 2.9.2 version binary package available
>> somewhere? (at this point, would it make sense to elevate the 64-
>> version to a "standard recommended" rather than just a "boutique"
> There isn't a *.pkg / *.dmg install for it, but it's there. In this
> Universal nightly builds for Mac OS X (10.4 Tiger and 10.5 Leopard)
> Third row in the table:
> You have to inflate it at the root of your HD. The text right below
> the d/l table tells you how to do that:
> """Alternatively you can use the tar-ball (*.tar.gz) which must be
> unpacked in the root (e.g. tar fvxz R*.tar.gz -C /), but doesn't
> contain the GUI (see below for a separate download)."""
The problem may arise for *NIX-newbies ( a group in which I still
claim membership) that they are unable to operationalize that
message. For one thing they may not even know how to open a Terminal
window. For another they may not know that the "/" at the end of that
command will take care of "unpacking at the root", so they will not
need to navigate away from the place that they find themselves when
Terminal opens up a bash session. The steps broken down would be
something along these lines:
First : Download the nightly build, and select "Save to file" rather
than opening with Stuffit, and then it by default should end up in the
1. a-c) Go to the Utilities folder of the Applications folder and
double-click on Terminal.app
2. a) Go back to the browser and select the string: tar fvxz
R*.tar.gz -C /
(I would solicit some input here from more competent UNIXers regarding
whether one would ever need to prefix this command with sudo.)
2. b) cmd-C to put it in the clipboard
2. c) click on the Terminal window and cmd-V to paste-in that command.
2 d) use the arrow and backspace keys (since mouse-clicking does not
change the cursor position in Terminal sessions) to delete the
"R*.tar.gz" on the command line.
3 a) Navigate with the Finder to the Downloads/ folder and locate the
R<build>. Click-drag that file to the Terminal window and
"unclick" (or is it lift-click) when the pointer is at the place on
the command line where the "R*.tar.gz" used to be. A full path version
of the file name will get inserted (an no quotes are needed, unlike
what one might expect after working in R regularly.)
On my machine, one now sees this on the command line:
tar fvxz /Users/davidwinsemius/Downloads/R-2.9-branch-leopard-
universal.tar.gz -C /
4) Hit <return>
Sit back and watch the show.
You can the separately download the appropriate R-GUI and put in in
the /Applications/ folder.
> You'll have to install the R.app GUI separately if you want to use
> the 2.9.2 install, otherwise I think the 2.9.0 *.pkg installer
> includes it, though I'm not sure.
It does, In fact, it has both the 32 bit GUI and the 64 bit GUI. What
I did was install that package _first_ which gave me 2.9.0 and then
performed the steps above. You really would not want to do it in a
reversed order, since you would be replacing R 2.9.2 with R 2.9.0.
And of course this message _should_ have gone to r-sig-mac at stat.math.ethz.ch
and any follow up should trim the r-help address.
David Winsemius, MD
West Hartford, CT
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