[R-SIG-Mac] R GUI is freezing

Duncan Murdoch murdoch.duncan at gmail.com
Thu Feb 11 17:17:04 CET 2016

On 11/02/2016 10:50 AM, Joseph Kunkel wrote:
> I have the same problem over many updates of R for my Mac.   After I load one R-script into the editor and run it, trying to open another script or trying to change my working directory results in R-gui freeze up.  In rebooting R I end up with the old R-script coming up in the editor and I must close it and close R once again before I can reboot R yet once again and start working bing aware that I must not try to open anothe R-scrip in the editor after a script has run or R-gui will lock up again.
> With respect to the suggestion to 'tr(Y) recent nightly builds from http://r.research.att.com/', it is the developer’s page and the link to the R-gui nightly build loops back to the same page with no clear option of how to load a new build of the R-gui.
> There seems to be a hell-hole of problems with the recent updates of R.  But my ver R 3.2.3 GUI 1.66 Mavericks build (7060) query  says that I am up to date with nothing to upgrade.  I would choose not to upgrade entire R if it is having problems with its ‘nightly build’.
You really should try the nightly build.  I am using R.app 7116 
Mavericks build in OS X 10.11.3 (El Capitan), and am not seeing these 

The latest build for your version of R is labelled 

That links to 
I don't see a loop.

> ??? what to do with this problem which was ignored the last time I posted it, similar to Dr. Swan’s experience.

I don't know when you posted that message, but I'd guess you were given 
the advice you quote above, and you didn't follow it.

Duncan Murdoch

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