[R-SIG-Mac] R.app GUI crashes on startup -- moved Rhistory, no Rdata, no crash menu

David Winsemius dwinsemius at comcast.net
Fri Jun 24 13:57:45 CEST 2011

On Jun 16, 2011, at 3:26 PM, Michael Gilbert wrote:

> Hi —
> This is the symptom described in the R for Max OSX FAQ 12.16. This  
> started on Version 2.13, running on Mac OS 10.6.7. I followed the  
> instructions in FAQ 12.16. Moved the history file. There was no  
> Rdata workspace to move (not that I could find).

It is system-hidden for Finder users by default since it is a "dot  
file" named '.RData'.  You either need to do the removal from the  
Terminal or you need to show hidden files. There is material in this  
list's archive for removing hidden files.

> No problem running R on the command line at all. I upgraded to 2.14,  
> to see if it would persist. Same thing, suggesting an environment  
> issue. But I don't know what it is about my environment I should  
> troubleshoot. I cannot get a crash log using the instructions in  
> 12.16, because no crash menu appears. All I get is this in the  
> system log:
> Jun 16 12:24:48 mcgLaptop-5 com.apple.launchd.peruser.502[285]  
> ([0x0-0x1c71c7].org.R-project.R[19629]): Exited with exit code: 2
> I apologize if this report is in some way incomplete. Any advice on  
> how to proceed?
> TIA!
> — Michael Gilbert
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David Winsemius, MD
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