Compile R on Mac OS X

Mac OS X

Vinh Nguyen


December 6, 2010

I did this before on my Macbook, but never documented. Wanted to document my attempt on the Mac virtual machine.

  1. Install Xcode (gcc/g++) and gfortran per this site.
  2. Download the R source file (2.12 in this example), and extract it.
  3. ./configure did not work (Fortran issue). Per this, this, and this, I used: ./configure --with-blas'-framework vecLib' –with-lapack –with-aqua –enable-R-framework F77="gfortran -arch x86_64"= (the F77 is needed!).
  4. make then sudo make install.
  5. Add /Library/Frameworks/R.framework/Versions/Current/Resources/bin to PATH in ~/.bashrc.