[R] R Freezes (Mac) using file.choose()

Erik Duhaime erikduhaime at gmail.com
Wed Apr 22 23:11:47 CEST 2015


Did you ever get an answer about this?  It has been so so frustrating for 


On Sunday, March 22, 2015 at 11:29:28 PM UTC-4, Vindoggy ! wrote:
> I'm using a mac with OSX Yosemite (10.10.2), running the latest version of 
> R (3.1.3). But I've been having this same issue since Mavericks came out, 
> using all of  the different versions of R that have come out since 
> Mavericks. 
> Often (approximately 15% of the time I would say), whenever I use a 
> function in R that pulls up a mac finder window, R will freeze and I am 
> left with the spinning beach ball until I force-quit R. This happens most 
> frequently when using "file.choose()" to open a file, but has happened to 
> me when changing the working directory through the "Misc" tab as well: 
> Misc-> Change Working Directory 
> This has happened on at least three different Mac machines of varying 
> ages, so I don't think this is a computer specific issue. And as much of 
> the scripts I have written use "file.choose()", this happens on a regular 
> basis. 
> Have other people run into this same issue? If so, is there a fix for it? 
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