This directory contains binaries for a base distribution and packages to run on Mac OS X (release 10.6 and above). Mac OS 8.6 to 9.2 (and Mac OS X 10.1) are no longer supported but you can find the last supported release of R for these systems (which is R 1.7.1) here. Releases for old Mac OS X systems (through Mac OS X 10.5) and PowerPC Macs can be found in the old directory.
Note: CRAN does not have Mac OS X systems and cannot check these binaries for viruses. Although we take precautions when assembling binaries, please use the normal precautions with downloaded executables.
Since R 3.0.0 the binary is a single-arch build and contains only the x86_64 (64-bit Intel) architecture. PowerPC Macs and 32-bit Macs are only supported by building from sources or by older binary R versions. The default package type is "mac.binary" and the binary repository layout has changed accordingly.
Please check the MD5 checksum of the downloaded image to ensure that it has not been tampered with or corrupted during the mirroring process. For example type
in the Terminal application to print the MD5 checksum for the R-3.0.1.pkg image. On Mac OS X 10.7 and later you can also validate the signature using pkgutil --check-signature R-3.0.1.pkg
|R-3.0.1.pkg (latest version)
R 3.0.1 binary for Mac OS X 10.6 (Snow Leopard) and higher, signed package. Contains R 3.0.1 framework, R.app GUI 1.61 in 64-bit for Intel Macs. The above file is an Installer package which can be installed by double-clicking. Depending on your browser, you may need to press the control key and click on this link to download the file.|
This package contains the R framework, 64-bit GUI (R.app) and Tcl/Tk 8.6.0 X11 libraries. The latter component is optional and can be ommitted when choosing "custom install", it is only needed if you want to use the tcltk R package. GNU Fortran is NOT included (needed if you want to compile packages from sources that contain FORTRAN code) please see the tools directory.
|Sources for the R.app GUI 1.61 for Mac OS X. This file is only needed if you want to join the development of the GUI, it is not intended for regular users. Read the INSTALL file for further instructions.
|NEWS (for Mac GUI)||News features and changes in the R.app Mac GUI
|tools||Additional tools necessary for building R for Mac OS X:|
Universal GNU Fortran compiler for Mac OS X (see R for Mac tools page for details).
|contrib||Binaries of package builds for Mac OS X 10.6 or higher (Snow Leopard build)|
|leopard||Legacy binaries of universal (32-bit and 64-bit) package builds for Mac OS X 10.5 or higher (Leopard build)|
|universal||Legacy binaries of universal (32-bit) package builds for Mac OS X 10.4 (Tiger build)|
|old||Previously released R versions for Mac OS X|
You may also want to read the R FAQ and R for Mac OS X FAQ. For discussion of Mac-related topics and reporting Mac-specific bugs, please use the R-SIG-Mac mailing list.
Information, tools and most recent daily builds of the R GUI, R-patched and R-devel can be found at http://R.research.att.com/. Please visit that page especially during beta stages to help us test the Mac OS X binaries before final release!
Package maintainers should visit CRAN check summary page to see whether their package is compatible with the current build of R for Mac OS X.
Binary libraries for dependencies not present here are available from http://R.research.att.com/libs and corresponding sources at http://R.research.att.com/src.
Last modified: 2013/05/17, by Simon Urbanek