[R-sig-Geo] Linux or OS X on Macbook Pro Retina?

Rainer M Krug Rainer at krugs.de
Wed Jun 19 11:24:46 CEST 2013

Barry Rowlingson <b.rowlingson at lancaster.ac.uk> writes:

> On Wed, Jun 19, 2013 at 9:13 AM, Rainer M Krug <Rainer at krugs.de> wrote:
>> Hi
>> I finally received my new computer - a Mac Powerbook Retina.

Sorry - Macbook Pro Retina

>> I am a Linux / Ubuntu user, but I am thinking about possibly using OS
>> X. How does OS X play with these spatial applicatios, mainly R (and
>> associated packages), gdal, proj4, GRASS? Are there problems /
>> complications with using spgrass6 under OS X?
>> Any experiences, things to be wary about?
>  Go back about two messages on this mailing list and I asked a similar
> question, only without a Mac to play on!

True - I have seen that one. But apart from these, I am looking for some
more insight from actual users of OS X.

>  Roger's answer is that for most people you can just do
> install.packages and get binary versions of those packages with static
> linking so all dependencies are resolved and there's no need to go
> hunting for source code and development packages.

That is most definitely very useful.

>  If you can try that and it all works, please let me know - I'm trying
> to write some instructions for new users for a workshop, and I guess
> it will be 60% windows, 35% mac, 5% linux...

OK - I will see.



> Barry

Rainer M. Krug

email: RMKrug<at>gmail<dot>com
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