[R-SIG-Mac] Yosemite and R

peter dalgaard pdalgd at gmail.com
Mon Oct 20 19:53:50 CEST 2014

> On 20 Oct 2014, at 14:50 , Ben Clark <b.y.clark at csuohio.edu> wrote:
> Simon Urbanek <simon.urbanek <at> r-project.org> writes:
>> On Oct 17, 2014, at 5:01 PM, Gregory Sawyer <gdsawyer <at> 
> greatergood.com> wrote:
>>>> On Oct 17, 2014, at 1:49 PM, Marc Schwartz <marc_schwartz <at> 
> me.com> wrote:
>>>>> On Oct 17, 2014, at 2:17 PM, Spencer Mass <masss <at> 
> newpaltz.edu> wrote:
>>>>> Has anyone had issues installing/running  R3.1.1 2014-07-11, R.app 
> 1.65 on Yosemite?
>>>>> Thanks,
>>>>> - SM
>>>> I upgraded (over Mavericks) to Yosemite last night. R was already 
> installed and I have had no issues at
>> this point.
>>>> I don't normally use R.app and use Emacs with ESS, however, R.app 
> appears to be running without issue with
>> the limited use that I attempted.
>>>> Regards,
>>>> Marc Schwartz
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>>> I upgraded to 10.10 Yosemite this morning; R.app seems to be having 
> some problems launching, but not all
>> the time.  It's crashed twice on startup, but the second attempt (e.g. 
> clicking 'Re-open' on the crash
>> stack trace panel) seems to work.    (running a very recent 27-inch iMac 
> w/ 32Gib core, a 1tb drive, and a
>> second 27-inch Apple LED cinema display, and I suspect it might be that 
> second display that's causing the
>> problems, but that's just speculation right now.)
>> If you have a crash, please send me the crash report. If in doubt, check 
> your preferences and startup files.
>> I have been running Yosemite for quite a while and didn't see any issues 
> so far. Given how little changed in
>> Yosemite I don't expect any changes to the Mavericks build at this point 
> (i.e. Mavericks will remain the
>> base target for all recent OS X builds).
>> Cheers,
>> Simon
> I've been having issues getting the 'tcltk' package to run. I had this with 
> Mavericks at first as well, but once X11 got updated the issue went away. 
> But alas for now X11 is up to date and a number of other other packages 
> that require the tcltk won't work. Good fun.
> -Ben

Yes, things don't seem quite well for me either. With a locally compiled R, I can get three of the four demos to run, but tkdensity dies with a floating point error. With 3.0.2-snowleopard build, all demos work on the command line, but R.app hangs on tkdensity.


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