[R] installation on Mac OS X

G. Sawitzki gs at statlab.uni-heidelberg.de
Mon Nov 19 14:04:33 CET 2001

For a start, try the Macintosh version. It is carbonized, so it will 
run under 10.1.1 as expected. It comes as a usual Macintosh self 
extracting archive.

If you need features not provided by the Macintosh version (e.g. if 
you need INSTALL or other specialfeatures), use the proper MacX 
version. You have to install the files in your UNIX search path. To 
use the MacX version, you need XWindows (either xfree or the 
commercial version XTools from Tenon will do). Public software like 
Xfree is available from
or	<http://gnu-dawin.sourceforce.net/>
The only trick seems to be that you need dylib on your machine. Check 
for Jan de Leeuw's message on "Re: [R] dylib error" in the r-help 
mailing list.

More background information is given in Jan de LEEUW'S ARTILE IN R 
NEWS VOL 1/3. See


At 06:11 +0100 19.11.01, Wiley Rittenhouse wrote:
>Help !   I am a graduate student in statistics, nearing the end of 
>my first semester, and recently discovered R, but cannot figure out 
>how to install it on my Mac.  I am currently running OS 10.1.1, and 
>know next to nothing about Unix or anything related.  I would like 
>to install this program on my Powerbook, as it come highly 
>recommended, so I can use it for a class next semester.  Any help 
>would be greatly appreciated.
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