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

Hadley Wickham h.wickham at gmail.com
Wed Jun 19 15:08:41 CEST 2013

>> Although I'm not an actual user, I think that it will be important to
>> install GRASS and its dependencies first, then the R packages using
>> those components (rgdal, rgeos, etc) from source, linking dynamically
>> to the underlying dylibs, as one would typically do on Linux. One
>> reason for this is to maintain consistency in the PROJ and GDAL
>> metadata (things like EPSG), which differ for different versions of
>> say PROJ.
> That makes sense - so to install e.g. rgdal, I would use
> ,----
> | install.packages("rgdal, type="source")
> `----
> after before installing the dependencies. I will try it out by
> installing the dependencies vie Macports, which makes it quite
> easy.

Use homebrew, not macports.  It's much better written.

This should just work without further config (at least it has for me
in the past):

brew install rgdal
install.packages("rgdal", type = "source")


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