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

MacQueen, Don macqueen1 at llnl.gov
Wed Jun 19 21:42:01 CEST 2013

I have used all of these except spgrass6 on Mac OS X for quite a few years

I use the kyngchaos framework builds of the supporting libraries (proj4,
gdal, an others), and also his builds of QGIS and GRASS.
I have never used macports or homebrew for these (I do use macports to get
an X11-aware version of emacs).

In some circles, people advise against using macports, I guess mostly to
avoid confusion with their versions of things, and the versions that come
with the OS. I neither agree nor disagree with that position. I suppose
that reasoning might apply to homebrew. I'm more inclined to say, if I
don't need those systems I don't use them, and I haven't needed them for
GIS work in Mac OS.

The caveat is that I haven't updated to R 3.x.x yet, nor OS to OS X 10.8


Don MacQueen

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
7000 East Ave., L-627
Livermore, CA 94550

On 6/19/13 1:13 AM, "Rainer M Krug" <Rainer at krugs.de> wrote:

>I finally received my new computer - a Mac Powerbook 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?
>Rainer M. Krug
>email: RMKrug<at>gmail<dot>com

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