[R-SIG-Mac] Non-root OS X installation?

boB Rudis bob at rudis.net
Mon May 4 15:23:29 CEST 2015

Hey Branden,

This http://unix.stackexchange.com/questions/149451/install-r-in-my-own-directory
has some basic steps, but the gist is to compile it from scratch (good
compile options in the homebrew recipe for R
https://github.com/Homebrew/homebrew-science/blob/master/r.rb ).

I'd highly suggest getting an admin-assisted install of official/base
R. It'll only be a couple of times a year for updates but worth it for
the stability factor. You can then have all package installs be
relative to your local dir.

But you'll still need the OS X dev tools installed for non-binary
packages that need compilation, so you should also probably get that
admin-assisted installed as well.


On Mon, May 4, 2015 at 9:12 AM, Branden R. Williams <jeep07 at brw.net> wrote:
> Greetings. I am getting a new mac procured through my company, and I am pretty sure I’m not going to have local administrator access to it. Is there a clean way to install R locally for one user, including all the packages that might be required, so that I don’t need admin access?
> thx.
> Regards,
> Branden R. Williams, DBA, CISSP, CISM
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