[R-SIG-Mac] R 3.3.1 for OS X 10.7.5
Prof Brian Ripley
ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
Fri Aug 5 18:48:38 CEST 2016
On 05/08/2016 10:59, Vittorio De Martino wrote:
> As a long run user of R on linux and mac os x I'm an absolute beginner with this list.
> I have been smoothly using R on my macbook with Lion 10.7.5 regularly updating it by means of the CRAN binary precompiled distributions also resorting to http://r.research.att.com/.
> Now I see that the new version 3.3.1 is only available for Mavericks 10.9 and there's no a precompiled distribution (even in http://r.research.att.com/).
> Does this mean that from now on support for Lion (or Snowleopard) binary precompiled distribution is terminated forever or is there a way to compile R 3.3.1?
> Should I stick forever to 3.2.5?
From the manual (and please do follow the posting guide and read it):
C.3 OS X
(‘OS X’ will be renamed to ‘macOS’ from version 10.12 ‘macOS Sierra’ in
The instructions here are for ‘x86_64’ builds on 10.9 (Mavericks) or
later. In principle58 R can be built for 10.6 to 10.8 but these have not
been tested recently.
and the footnote says
 It will be necessary to install later versions of software such as
You do realize that your OS is long unsupported by Apple and has
insecure versions of a lot of its system software?
Brian D. Ripley, ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
Emeritus Professor of Applied Statistics, University of Oxford
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