[R] Very slow start of R under MacOS X

Thomas Lumley tlumley at u.washington.edu
Mon Apr 5 16:40:36 CEST 2004

On Mon, 5 Apr 2004, Laurence Loewe wrote:

> Hi,
> 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?

You will be pleased to know that 1.9.0 is quite a bit faster (about 5sec
startup on my G4 laptop).


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