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Installing R language on Mac with Homebrew

First you need to install homebrew a command line package manager.
Then you install gfortran if you don’t have fortran on your computer (this is a dependency of R).
brew install gfortran

brew install gcc

Then to install R you need to tap the homebrew/science repository with this:

brew tap homebrew/science

Then you can install R with:

brew install R

This R will work with R-studio btw.

Homebrew seems to have removed gfortran from it's list as it's now provided by gcc.
GNU Fortran is now provided as part of GCC, and can be installed with:  brew install gcc