So it turns out that lots of statistical packages and programs are not compatible with Macs. I have a hard time understanding why this is. Right now, I'm working through Andrew Gelman and Jennifer Hill's book, "Data analysis using regression and multilevel/hierarchical models." They do a wonderful job incorporating R code into the book. But...they specifically say, in the appendix about software, to download and run R and BUGS "on your Windows computer."
I have to ask: why? Why can't we be inclusive? I'm sure there are good reasons, but this level of uncompatibility is just really frustrating for me. I wish there were some brilliant programmer out there who would fix this. I'm getting really sick of reading R forums and StackOverfow.
OK, back to the troubleshooting. *end rant*