All software on this page is strictly experimental and subject to acceptance of the supplied R license agreement and the disclaimer at the end of the page.
Starting with R 4.0.0 alpha we are building R using standard Apple tools (Xcode 11.4) and GNU Fortran 8.2 from fxcoudert and the target is macOS 10.13 (High Sierra). All dependent static libraries are available in the libs-4 directory. Please make sure you remove any modifications to build flags from your home since no custom compilers are used anymore. For more information about alternative OpenMP options (as in older version) see the openmp page of this site.
Nightly builds for macOS
|el-capitan||Aug 4 23:30||x86_64: OK (log)|
R-3.6-branch-el-capitan-signed.pkg (77Mb, installer incl. GUI)
|high-sierra||Oct 12 21:41||x86_64: OK (log)|
R-4.0-branch.pkg (85Mb, installer incl. GUI)
4.1.0 Under development (unstable)
|high-sierra||Oct 12 21:52||x86_64: OK (log)|
R-devel.pkg (85Mb, installer incl. GUI)
This directory contains binaries for a base distribution and packages to run on Mac OS X (release 10.6 and above). Mac OS 8.6 to 9.2 (and Mac OS X 10.1) are no longer supported but you can find the last supported release of R for these systems (which is R 1.7.1) here.Releases for old Mac OS X systems (through Mac OS X 10.5) and PowerPC Macs can be found in the old directory. Apple Xcode is a comprehensive integrated development environment specially designed for developers who want to develop applications for Mac, iPad and iPhone. Apple Xcode comes with a user-friendly interface that offers quick and easy access to iOS simulator, Instruments analysis tools and the. Install the App Launcher. First, you must be under 10.9.5. ^^ Next you need to download this zip here. Xcode Download and Install for your computer - either Windows PC 10, 8 or 7 and macOS 10 X, 32/64-bit processor, we have you covered.
The installer image (*.pkg) is packaged exactly the same way as the CRAN release of R (including the GUI) and it will update your R version (unless you use pkgutil - see instructions during installation and/or the 'Multiple versions'section of the R Installation and Administration manual).
Alternatively, you can use the tar-ball (*.tar.gz) in the table above. The tar-ball must be unpacked in the root directory using:
$ tar fvxz R*.tar.gz -C /
NOTE: The tar-ball does not contain the GUI (see below for a separate download).
NOTE: The installer includes Tcl/Tk package which will install in /usr/local. It is optional (only needed for the tcltk R package) and can be unchecked at installation time.
Download amazon instant video to mac. If you see any issues with the builds, please contact Simon Urbanek (the macOS maintainer of R) or report on the R-SIG-Mac mailing list.
Mac OS X GUI
|Mac OS X GUI rev. 7782 for R 3.6.x||el-capitan-Debug.dmg||R-GUI-7782-3.6-el-capitan-Debug.dmg|
|Mac OS X GUI rev. 7782 for R 3.6.x||el-capitan-Release.dmg||R-GUI-7782-3.6-el-capitan-Release.dmg|
|Mac OS X GUI rev. 7893 for R 4.0.x||high-sierra-Debug.dmg||R-GUI-7893-4.0-high-sierra-Debug.dmg|
|Mac OS X GUI rev. 7893 for R 4.0.x||high-sierra-Release.dmg||R-GUI-7893-4.0-high-sierra-Release.dmg|
|Mac OS X GUI rev. 7893 for R 4.1.x||high-sierra-Debug.dmg||R-GUI-7893-4.1-high-sierra-Debug.dmg|
|Mac OS X GUI rev. 7893 for R 4.1.x||high-sierra-Release.dmg||R-GUI-7893-4.1-high-sierra-Release.dmg|
To install, open the image and drag the R icon to your Applications folder. Alternatively the GUI can be run directly off that image without copying if you just want to test it. Build configurations with '64' suffix are 64-bit builds, all others are 32-bit (except for Debug). If you want to use both, rename one of them or place them in different directories.
ToolsIn order to compile R and R packages you will need Xcode Developer Tools and a Fortran compiler. For details and download, please read the Tools page. The R 4.0.0 and higer binaries are built using Xcode 11.4.
Experimental binary packagesThis site no longer hosts experimental packages. It is now the master repository for released R package binaries. If you have issues with other mirrors, try using https://mac.r-project.org/ as your mirror as it is updated first.
Legacy RThe current build supports only macOS X 10.13 (High Sierra) or higher. Older versions of macOS are not supported in binary form, but R can be compiled from sources for such legacy OS versions. Last released version for Mac OS X 10.4 (Tiger) was R 2.10.1, last release for Mac OS X 10.5 (Leopard) was R 2.15.3, last release for Mac OS X 10.11 (El Capitan) was R 3.6.3.
Other binariesThe following binaries are not maintained or supported by R-core and are provided without any guarantee and for convenience only (Mac OS X 10.4.4 or higher required). They match the binaries used on the CRAN binary build machine and thus are recommended for use with CRAN R package binaries.
- GTK+ 2.24.17 framework - 64-bit build of GTK+ 2.24.17, necessary for binary R packages that use GTK+ version 2 (such as RGtk2+). R 3.0.0 and higher, Snow Leopard build
Download: GTK_2.24.17-X11.pkg (ca. 41MB)
- GTK+ 2.18.5 framework - universal build of GTK+ 2.18.5, necessary for binary R packages that use GTK+ version 2 (such as RGtk2+). R 2.10.0 - 2.15.3, Leopard build
Download: GTK_2.18.5-X11.pkg (ca. 58MB)
- RSwitch - a small GUI that allows you to switch between R versions quickly (if you have multiple versions of R framework installed).
Download: RSwitch-1.2.dmg (ca 67kB, universal, updated 2011/03/24 to support R 2.13.0 and up)
Sources: RSwitch-1.2.tar.gz (Xcode project and sources)
NOTE: Bob Rudis is maintaining a new version of a tool which has RSwitch functionality and more - see 3rd party RSwitch replacement (NOT related to R-Foundation or CRAN!).
More external libraries for R 4.0.0 and higher can be found in the /libs-4/ directory. For older versions see the /libs/ directory.