[R-SIG-Mac] problems running R in a Mac (Leopard 10.5.8)

Benilton Carvalho beniltoncarvalho at gmail.com
Wed May 12 14:19:49 CEST 2010

Can you try (from the Terminal) loading R like follows?

R --vanilla

Assuming that that works, it appears that you have a (big) .RData file
that is loaded during startup.

You may want to check its size by running (also from the Terminal)

du -h ~/.RData

To give you a chance of inspecting its contents before removal, you
can rename it (from the Terminal):

mv ~/.RData ~/PreviousResultsFromR.RData

After renaming it, you should be able to load R without problems.


On Wed, May 12, 2010 at 9:04 AM, carolina plescia
<carolina.plescia at googlemail.com> wrote:
> Dear all,
> R is not running on my Mac (Leopard 10.5.8) any more.
> I have used R since last year and it had worked always perfectly. Since
> about two weeks it is not working any more.
> Specifically, R is working if you try to run it from terminal (or
> command-line) but with a different interface. Instead when you try to run
> the programme simply clicking to the icon in the dock, the computer loads it
> but the programme does not start. The computer continues to load it
> continuously and also the system slows down. To be sure, all the other
> applications work fine, including other statistical packages such as SPSS.
> I tried to de-install and re-install the programme several times but it did
> not work. Also I tried to install an older version of R and also a newer
> version of R. This is not working either. Moreover I went to an apple store
> seeking for assistance and they found out that is not a problem with the
> computer but may be a problem with R itself.
> What can I do?
> --
> Carolina Plescia
> PhD Candidate
> Department of Political Science
> Institute for International Integration Studies
> Trinity College Dublin
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