Rattle is a really nice GUI environment for data mining based on R. If you don’t know it yet, it is worth taking a look here.
Or since you are reading this, maybe you are already a user but are facing some problems to install it with the latest versions of R on your Mac using OS X 10.9. If this is the case, you came to the right place and here is how to solve it.
Did you know that it is possible to import (read) data into R directly from Mac OS X clipboard? Actually it is easier than it looks like, provided that you know how to address the Mac clipboard within the read.table function.
The trick is to use pipe files. Pipe files in R can be addressed through the pipe function. Next you need to know the proper name of the pipe file that corresponds to the Mac clipboard, which is “pbpaste”.
Since upgrading my Mac Book Pro (15 inch, mid 2010 with Intel i5 processor) from Snow Leopard to Lion I had been experiencing some strange behaviors (like the screen saver popping up unexpectedly while working) and, what matters most to me, serious performance issues.