[R] Mac OS X R uninstallation question

Prof Brian Ripley ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
Tue Jul 10 16:46:16 CEST 2012

Please ask Mac-specific questions on R-sig-mac.

In particular, it is a little odd that these are not getting deleted 
when you install a new version.

But *if all your packages are up to date* you do not need earlier 
versions of R.framework, so run



On 10/07/2012 11:55, Alastair wrote:
> Hi,
> I've been using R for a number of years and have always installed the newest
> version when released. However I've just noticed that old versions of R are
> taking up quite a lot of disk space.
> lap-alastair:/ alastair$ du -h -d 1
> /Library/Frameworks/R.framework/Versions/
> 266M	/Library/Frameworks/R.framework/Versions/2.10
> 204M	/Library/Frameworks/R.framework/Versions/2.11
> 459M	/Library/Frameworks/R.framework/Versions/2.12
> 511M	/Library/Frameworks/R.framework/Versions/2.13
> 478M	/Library/Frameworks/R.framework/Versions/2.14
> 217M	/Library/Frameworks/R.framework/Versions/2.15
> 32K	        /Library/Frameworks/R.framework/Versions/2.5
> 5.5M	/Library/Frameworks/R.framework/Versions/2.6
> 84M	/Library/Frameworks/R.framework/Versions/2.8
> 2.2G	/Library/Frameworks/R.framework/Versions/
> Do I need to keep any of the versions before the current (2.15). If I delete
> all the previous versions will that have any impact on the current
> installation, or is each version entirely self-contained?
> Thanks.

Brian D. Ripley,                  ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
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