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This guide is geared towards MacOS Monterey 12, macOS Big Sur 11, macOS Catalina, macOS Mojave 10.14.x, 10.13 High Sierra, 10.12 Sierra, OS X 10.11 El Capitan, OS X 10.10 Yosemite, and Mac OS X 10.9, and newer releases. Xcode is a complete developer toolset for creating apps for Mac, iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch, and Apple TV. Xcode brings user interface design, coding, testing, debugging, and submitting to the App Store into a unified workflow. Downloading and updating Xcode. The current release of Xcode is available as a free download from the Mac App Store. MacBook Air, OS X El Capitan (10.11.6), Xcode Posted on Nov 26, 2018 9:57 AM Reply I have this question too (894) I have this question too Me too (894) Me too. MacOS 10.11+ deployment, 10.15.4+ build system w/ 11.0 base SDK (Xcode 12.2-12.5), Ninja, 64-bit only Ubuntu 18.04+, Debian 10+, Ninja The following URLs should be used for downloading development versions of CEF.

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XCode 8 El Capitan Mac OSX 10.11.6 Part #1.

After installing the GNU compilers, you may want to check out the HOWTO for installing Open MPI on Mac OS X.

Name: GNU Compiler Collection Platform: Windows, Mac, Linux, & many other operating systems Download Link: gcc.gnu.org Description GNU Compiler Collection (GCC) is a bundle of C, C, Objective-C, FORTRAN, Java, Ada and Go compilers. Java is part of pre-2017 collections. MinGW - Minimalist GNU for Windows. A native Windows port of the GNU Compiler Collection (GCC).

This HOWTO will guide you through the installation of the GNU C, C++ and Fortran compilers on Mac OS X.

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One of the nice things about Mac OS X is that you have a polished user interface atop a Unix operating system. This means that using command line utilities such as compilers is straightforward, making coding on your Mac easy. If you have a multi-core Mac (most should by now) and would like to run codes that use MPI to distribute processing across multiple processor cores, you should also check out the HOWTO for installing Open MPI on Mac OS X. Note that you'll need to follow the instructions on this page prior to installing Open MPI if you don't already have some set of compilers installed.

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To install the GNU compilers as described in this HOWTO, you'll need the following:

  • A Mac running 10.11 (El Capitan)
    • If you are using Mac OS X 10.6 - 10.10, check out the instructions for older versions of Mac OS X
  • An Apple App Store account
  • Internet access

Gnu Compilers For Mac Versions

Video instructions for Mac OS 10.11 (El Capitan) with Xcode 7

Rough video transcript:

Hello, and welcome to this screencast on how to install the GNU C, C++ and Fortran compilers for Mac OS 10.11 (El Capitan). In this video, I will show you how to install the compilers as well as Apple’s Xcode software, which is required for the compiler installation. For this video, I am assuming you are using a Mac running Mac OS 10.11, also known as El Capitan, that you have an Apple App Store account and that you have internet access. I am also assuming you have administrator access on your Mac, allowing you to install software. If you’re running an older version of Mac OS X, the installation procedure will be similar, but you can check out the link at the end of this video for the installation procedure on older versions of Mac OS X back to 10.6.

Step 1: We’ll begin by installing the current version of Apple’s Xcode software, Xcode 7. To install Xcode, start by opening the App Store app by clicking on the Apple logo on the top left of the menu bar and then selecting App Store… Once the App Store app opens, enter 'Xcode' into the search and press Enter. You can now click install to install Xcode. You may be prompted to enter your Apple ID and password if you’ve not previously installed applications via the App Store. Xcode is a pretty big download, so depending on the speed of your internet connection it may take some time to download and install. I’ll be back once the install is complete.

Step 2: Xcode has been downloaded and installed, and now we can move on to a critical second step for the Xcode install, installing the command line tools. To do this, we can use Spotlight to open the Terminal app. If you’re installing compilers, I am going to assume you’re at least somewhat familiar with using a terminal emulator. If not, you should still be able to do the install by following these instructions carefully. Once Terminal has opened, type in xcode-select --install. This will install the command line tools for Xcode, and you will be asked to perform the install using the typical application installation process. This may include asking you for your password.

Step 3: Now that Xcode is fully installed, we can move on to downloading the GNU compilers from the High-Performance Computing for Mac OS X website. The easiest way to get there is to open a web browser, Safari in this case. And type in 'High-performance computing Mac OS X' in the Google search. It should be the top hit. On that page, we’ll grab the latest STABLE version of the GCC compiler package and click the link to download.


Step 4: After the compilers have downloaded, we can return to the Terminal and navigate to the Downloads directory. We’ll install the compilers now using the `sudo` command, and before we do so, I’m going to give you a little warning. Using the sudo command can do major damage to your computer if you aren’t careful, so please type the following exactly as shown to do the install: sudo tar -xvf gcc-5.3-bin.tar -C /. If your downloaded package ends in .tar.gz, you’ll need to add z to the list of flags after the tar command. This should take just a moment and will install the compilers in /usr/local.

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Step 5: Now the compilers are installed, and if you’re running Mac OS 10.11, you should be able to test the installation by typing gcc -v. It should show version 5.3. You can try the same with the Fortran compiler by typing gfortran -v. If they return the compiler versions as expected, you’re all set. Enjoy.
- If your compilers are not installed, you may need to add the installation location to the PATH environment variable, which tells the computer where to look for command line programs.
- In that case, the easiest thing to do is go to the installation HOWTO at the link at the end of this video and check out the last section of the instructions for the installation for Mac OS 10.9 or 10.10. There are some additional instructions that may help resolve your issues. If you’re still having trouble, double check you’ve followed the instructions exactly as given in the video and feel free to add a comment if you still need some help.
- OK, so that’s it. Thank you for watching. If you have any comments, please leave them below. In case you’re interested, here’s another link to a video on how to install the Open MPI software for running multi-core applications on your Mac using MPI, the message-passing interface. Good luck!

Instructions for older versions of Mac OS X (10.6 - 10.10)

Instructions for installing the GNU compilers for older versions of Mac OS X (10.6 - 10.10) have been moved and are available on another page.

Tips & Warnings

I mention all but the last of these tips and warnings in the text above, but it doesn't hurt to list them a second time...

  • Beware that using sudo can do major damage to your computer if you aren't careful.
  • Note that after installing Xcode, you also need to perform a critical additional step.
    • Launch Xcode and install any available updates. Quit Xcode.
    • Launch Terminal.app (in /Applications/Utilities, hopefully you know that)
    • Install the Command Line Tools for OS X by typing

      This will open a dialog box to install the Command Line Tools for Xcode package. Install following the standard procedure.

  • If the correct version of gcc is not being found at the command line after installation, it is possible that you're using a terminal emulator that reads the .bashrc file rather than the .bash_profile file. To confirm, do the following:
    • Open a new terminal window using your terminal emulator of choice. This will reread the either the .bash_profile file or the .bashrc. If the new gcc version is not returned when typing

      then your terminal emulator may be reading the .bashrc file.

    • You can fix this one of two ways
      • Create a symbolic link called .bashrc that points to .bash_profile by typing

      • Modify the order of directories that are searched for commands by typing


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Please check the MD5 checksum of the downloaded image to ensure that it has not been tampered with or corrupted during the mirroring process. For example type
openssl sha1 R-4.0.3.pkg
in the Terminal application to print the SHA1 checksum for the R-4.0.3.pkg image. On Mac OS X 10.7 and later you can also validate the signature using
pkgutil --check-signature R-4.0.3.pkg

Latest release:

R-4.0.3.pkg (notarized and signed)
SHA1-hash: 8402f586aef1fdb12c6e34c73b286f87318fb1be
(ca. 85MB)
R 4.0.3 binary for macOS 10.13 (High Sierra) and higher, signed and notarized package. Contains R 4.0.3 framework, R.app GUI 1.73 in 64-bit for Intel Macs, Tcl/Tk 8.6.6 X11 libraries and Texinfo 6.7. The latter two components are optional and can be ommitted when choosing 'custom install', they are only needed if you want to use the tcltk R package or build package documentation from sources.

Note: the use of X11 (including tcltk) requires XQuartz to be installed since it is no longer part of OS X. Always re-install XQuartz when upgrading your macOS to a new major version.

Important: this release uses Xcode 10.1 and GNU Fortran 8.2. If you wish to compile R packages from sources, you will need to download and GNU Fortran 8.2 - see the tools directory.

NEWS (for Mac GUI)News features and changes in the R.app Mac GUI
SHA1-hash: 7f4b1d050757ce78545bdeb9d178a69d13046aa1
Sources for the R.app GUI 1.73 for Mac OS X. This file is only needed if you want to join the development of the GUI, it is not intended for regular users. Read the INSTALL file for further instructions.
Note: Previous R versions for El Capitan can be found in the el-capitan/base directory.

Binaries for legacy OS X systems:

R-3.6.3.nn.pkg (signed)
SHA1-hash: c462c9b1f9b45d778f05b8d9aa25a9123b3557c4
(ca. 77MB)
R 3.6.3 binary for OS X 10.11 (El Capitan) and higher, signed package. Contains R 3.6.3 framework, R.app GUI 1.70 in 64-bit for Intel Macs, Tcl/Tk 8.6.6 X11 libraries and Texinfo 5.2. The latter two components are optional and can be ommitted when choosing 'custom install', they are only needed if you want to use the tcltk R package or build package documentation from sources.
MD5-hash: 893ba010f303e666e19f86e4800f1fbf
SHA1-hash: 5ae71b000b15805f95f38c08c45972d51ce3d027

(ca. 71MB)
R 3.3.3 binary for Mac OS X 10.9 (Mavericks) and higher, signed package. Contains R 3.3.3 framework, R.app GUI 1.69 in 64-bit for Intel Macs, Tcl/Tk 8.6.0 X11 libraries and Texinfo 5.2. The latter two components are optional and can be ommitted when choosing 'custom install', it is only needed if you want to use the tcltk R package or build package documentation from sources.

Note: the use of X11 (including tcltk) requires XQuartz to be installed since it is no longer part of OS X. Always re-install XQuartz when upgrading your OS X to a new major version.

MD5-hash: 58fe9d01314d9cb75ff80ccfb914fd65
SHA1-hash: be6e91db12bac22a324f0cb51c7efa9063ece0d0

(ca. 68MB)
R 3.2.1 legacy binary for Mac OS X 10.6 (Snow Leopard) - 10.8 (Mountain Lion), signed package. Contains R 3.2.1 framework, R.app GUI 1.66 in 64-bit for Intel Macs.
This package contains the R framework, 64-bit GUI (R.app), Tcl/Tk 8.6.0 X11 libraries and Texinfop 5.2. GNU Fortran is NOT included (needed if you want to compile packages from sources that contain FORTRAN code) please see the tools directory.
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The new R.app Cocoa GUI has been written by Simon Urbanek and Stefano Iacus with contributions from many developers and translators world-wide, see 'About R' in the GUI.


toolsAdditional tools necessary for building R for Mac OS X:
Universal GNU Fortran compiler for Mac OS X (see R for Mac tools page for details).
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contribBinaries of package builds for macOS 10.13 or higher (High Sierra)
el-capitanBinaries of package builds for OS X 10.11 or higher (El Capitan build)
mavericksBinaries of package builds for Mac OS X 10.9 or higher (Mavericks build)
oldPreviously released R versions for Mac OS X

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Package maintainers should visit CRAN check summary page to see whether their package is compatible with the current build of R for Mac OS X.

Binary libraries for dependencies not present here are available from http://mac.R-project.org/libs and corresponding sources at http://mac.R-project.org/src.

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