[R-SIG-Mac] Running R on Mac OS10.9.3 [cf. Best installation approach of R on Mavericks]
Prof Brian Ripley
ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
Thu May 22 14:35:39 CEST 2014
On 22/05/2014 13:23, Tim Dickinson wrote:
> Hi--- I am also setting up a new OS10.9 (Mavericks) machine and
> installed the corresponding build of R 3.1.0 only to discover that the
> Package Manager doesn't work. Without uninstalling anything I then tried
> installing the Snow Leopard version and still get the same error message
> pasted below: "'.find.package' is defunct."
> I think this is the problem referred to on list by Brian Ripley:
> "However, the coverage for the Mavericks binary packages on CRAN is
> still not as good as for Snow Leopard, and if you primarily use binary
> packages we recommend the Snow Leopard CRAN binary. The benefits of the
> Mavericks build come when installing packages from sources."
> I'm not very good at complicated installs, so I would be grateful for
> advice how to recover from this and get a functioning copy of the Snow
> Leopard version installed on my machine.
That is not so: it is a known bug in R.app and so present in both builds
(unless they have been updated since I last tried). Update R.app (or
install an R-patched build) from http://r.research.att.com/.
And how to uninstall and install are in the manual, so we will not write
out here. Specifically
> Many thanks, ---TAD.
>> R version 3.1.0 (2014-04-10) -- "Spring Dance"
>> Copyright (C) 2014 The R Foundation for Statistical Computing
>> Platform: x86_64-apple-darwin10.8.0 (64-bit)
>> R is free software and comes with ABSOLUTELY NO WARRANTY.
>> You are welcome to redistribute it under certain conditions.
>> Type 'license()' or 'licence()' for distribution details.
>> Natural language support but running in an English locale
>> R is a collaborative project with many contributors.
>> Type 'contributors()' for more information and
>> 'citation()' on how to cite R or R packages in publications.
>> Type 'demo()' for some demos, 'help()' for on-line help, or
>> 'help.start()' for an HTML browser interface to help.
>> Type 'q()' to quit R.
>> [R.app GUI 1.63 (6734) x86_64-apple-darwin10.8.0]
>> [History restored from /Users/tad/.Rapp.history]
>> Error: '.find.package' is defunct.
>> Use 'find.package' instead.
>> See help("Defunct")
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