[R-sig-Geo] Linux or OS X on Macbook Pro Retina?
Rainer M Krug
Rainer at krugs.de
Wed Jun 19 15:57:40 CEST 2013
Hadley Wickham <h.wickham at gmail.com> writes:
>>> 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
> Use homebrew, not macports. It's much better written.
I read this already in a question on stackexchange , but I guess I
understand not enough about these ports and what they are actually
doing. But if you also share this sentiment, I will then uninstall
macports, and try homebrew.
> This should just work without further config (at least it has for me
> in the past):
> brew install rgdal
> install.packages("rgdal", type = "source")
This looks really tempting.
I will try it out then,
> Chief Scientist, RStudio
Rainer M. Krug
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