[Rd] R 1.1.1 (and 1.2.0) on Mac (PPC) and "/afm/" bugs (?)

Telford Tendys telford@progsoc.uts.edu.au
Tue, 19 Sep 2000 11:14:54 +1100

On Mon, Sep 18, 2000 at 08:22:44AM +0200, Stefano Iacus wrote:
> Is there anyone working on R porting for Mac at the moment?

Well I am actually running R on a Mac already and both the R
base and all the packages that I have tried worked for me with
no modifications... but I will admit that I started out by
installing linux.

About fifteen years ago, Apple got offside with the free-software
community because of ``look-and-feel'' litigation. They are still
feeling the backlash off that (and probably will be for some time)
because of the scarcity of free-software developers using MacOS.
It is a snowball, once developers turn away from a platform,
there is nothing to encourage new developers to get interested.

> the slashes should be replaced by the FILESEP  definition.

Yup, good work spotting that and good luck with your porting
efforts. My Mac is a blue G3, running at 350 MHz. If you have
similar hardware then I would like to compare a few benchmarks
of R running under linux and MacOS. Failing that, if you make
available a binary package of the R base for MacOS then I'll
reboot into MacOS and do the comparison for myself.

	- Tel

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