[R-SIG-Mac] MAC help

David Winsemius dwinsemius at comcast.net
Thu Oct 11 02:26:46 CEST 2012

On Oct 10, 2012, at 3:57 PM, Lisa Beach wrote:

> Hello to all,
> I am trying to get the R software but I have an old Mac with old software (version 10.4.11).
> I have been to the archive page but I have absolutely no clue what I need to download since there are several options.

Or maybe there are no options?

> Would someone be able to tell me exactly which file(s) I need to download?

Copying from the ATT Research page:

"The current build supports only Mac OS X 10.5 (Leopard) or higher. Older versions of OS X are not supported in binary form, but R can be compiled from sources for such legacy OS versions. Last released version for Mac OS X 10.4 (Tiger) was R 2.10.1."

Also not stated in your description is what CPU you have (PPC vs. x386).

I don't know how easy it will be to get the required Xcode for 10.4.x software which would definitely be needed to compile R from sources. You will need to do some searching at support.apple.com (or whatever that domain might be.) When I updated to 10.6.8 I was told by the Apple rep that they would soon be discontinuing availability of CD copies of that version. I'm pretty sure you will not be able to get that software from Simon or CRAN. You should probably be checking to see if you can get a working copy of Xcode.

> Thanks
> Lisa
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David Winsemius, MD
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