Re: [R] Installation problem MacOS X

From: joerg van den hoff <>
Date: Fri 18 Mar 2005 - 22:52:39 EST

Hector L. Ayala-del-Rio wrote:
> R gurus
> I have tried to install the R 2.0.1 binary for OS X and although the
> installation was successful I can get the application going. When I
> double click the icon R tries to load (R window shows briefly) and it
> quits immediately. This behavior was described in this list before and
> nobody found the answer to the problem. If you try to load the x11
> version by typing "R" at the command line it loads up with no problem.
> This means that the app is partially working and there are no
> permissions issue. The most interesting thing is if I log to a
> different account (Dummy) and I double click the application it loads
> with no problem. This makes me think that there has to be some type of
> user specific file or directory that is causing the gui to quit. Any
> suggestions on what file(s) could be affecting R?
> Thanks
> Hector
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you have moved the R app already to it's final destination (instead of starting it from the mounted disk image)?

I would try the "Console" utility (in /Applications/Utilities) to have a look at console.log and system.log (or inspect the logs directly: /private/var/log/system.log and /Library/Logs/Console/vdh/console.log) immediately _after_ an attempt to start the R app. probably it's a permission problem all the same.


ps: there is a R mailing list exclusively for OS X users: mailing list PLEASE do read the posting guide! Received on Fri Mar 18 22:57:02 2005

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