[R-SIG-Mac] Using R on MacOS Catalina.....

Spencer Graves @pencer@gr@ve@ @end|ng |rom prod@y@e@com
Wed Jan 29 07:24:10 CET 2020

       I haven't followed this entire thread, but I'm running macOS 
10.15.2 Catalina on a 2014 MacBookPro, and I haven't had problems 
downloading the latest version of R.  Roughly a month ago, I clicked 
"R-3.6.2.pkg" on "https://cloud.r-project.org/bin/macosx/".  It 
downloaded to my "Downloads" directory.  Then I double-clicked on it, 
and it opened.  I can't remember, but I may have had to click and drag 
the icon to the "Applications" folder.  And I may have had to enter my 
password to assure macOS that it was OK to run that application.  I may 
have had problems with this a few years ago, but I haven't had a problem 
recently.  However, I may misunderstand your question.

       Spencer Graves

On 2020-01-28 23:58, Patrick Schratz wrote:
> Why not use the official installer and adjust the installation path?
> https://cran.r-project.org/bin/macosx/
> Also allows multiple versions being installed, all from the CLI (but I
> guess guess it's a normal desktop machine and you can just use the gui
> installer).
> 256GB is a normal size for a disk, don't see the problem. 90% of all macs
> probably don't have more.
> Homebrew R differs slightly from the official R installer and might cause
> problems in some cases.
> Matthias Krawutschke <krawutschke using uni-potsdam.de> schrieb am Di., 28. Jan.
> 2020, 20:15:
>> Thank you so much for you assistance.
>> My problem is not solved, because I must install R, etc. on a different
>> Volume like SYS-Volume & I can´t find this option under "homebrew".....
>> Best regards from Berlin, Germany
>> Herzlichst grüßt Sie das HPC - Team
>> Matthias Krawutschke
>> Universität Potsdam
>> ZIM - Zentrum für Informationstechnologie und Medienmanagement
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>> -----Ursprüngliche Nachricht-----
>> Von: Dr Eberhard W Lisse <el using lisse.NA>
>> Gesendet: Dienstag, 28. Januar 2020 11:09
>> An: Byron Ellis <byron.ellis using gmail.com>; Matthias Krawutschke <
>> krawutschke using uni-potsdam.de>
>> Cc: el using lisse.NA; R-SIG-Mac using r-project.org
>> Betreff: Re: [R-SIG-Mac] Using R on MacOS Catalina.....
>> For me it usually had to resort to the latter when there were connectivity
>> issues (more common in Namibia than in Potsdam :-)-O).
>> And maybe once or twice when I wanted to try something special.
>> It also has a 'cask' option with which it installs apps so I do
>> brew install r
>> brew cask install rstudio
>> All in all rock solid.
>> el
>> On 28/01/2020 11:43, Byron Ellis wrote:
>>> Homebrew is Linux-style packaging for OS X. Think of it as an
>>> equivalent to apt-get—either it will retrieve a binary or it will
>>> attempt to build one.
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