[R] Very slow start of R under MacOS X

Laurence Loewe Laurence.Loewe at evolutionary-research.net
Mon Apr 5 15:23:14 CEST 2004


Since R 1.4.1 I am using R for various purposes on my Mac (OS9 and 
OSX10.3) and I am quite happy with it. However, recently I tried to 
update the binaries to 1.7.1 or 1.8, only to find that I have to wait 
for a painfully long time after doublecklicking R to start the 
application until I can type my first command.

Does anybody know, why versions 1.7. and above are so much slower 
than my old 1.4?
Is that only on my Mac or does everybody experience that?
Is there anything that I could do to speedup starting R?

Thanks for any help.

Laurence Loewe
Institute of Cell, Animal and Population Biology - University of Edinburgh
Ashworth Laboratories - Kings Buildings - West Mains Road - Edinburgh 
EH9 3JT - Scotland  UK
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