How to Uninstall R underMac OS X

When updating R on Mac, we can uninstall the old version and install the new version. Uninstalling R is very easy on Mac.

During installation of R, at least 2 folders are involved.

  1. /Applications/ folder: contains GUI

  2. /Library/Frameworks/R.framework folder: contains R framework

  3. (unkown) /usr/bin : contains some links

When uninstalling, R under Mac OS X will delete all of them.

Uninstallation steps as follows:

  1. open terminal in Mac OS X

  2. run rm -rf /Library/Frameworks/R.framework /Applications/ \ /usr/bin/R /usr/bin/Rscript



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