[R-SIG-Mac] Rggobi

Simon Urbanek urbanek at research.att.com
Wed Feb 2 00:41:56 CET 2005

On Feb 1, 2005, at 9:17 AM, George Ostrouchov wrote:

> Can someone comment on the availability and status of Rggobi for the 
> Mac.

It depends on the OS you plan to use. I suspect that there is no 
difference in the Rggobi status for Linux, regardless of the processor 

What you probably meant was the status of Rggobi with respect to Mac OS 
X. The status of ggobi itself is that it works if using X11 version of 
GTK+. Aqua-native GTK+ doesn't quite work, yet (the problem being the 
native port of GTK+, not ggobi itself).
Using X11 version I have successfully compiled and run both ggobi 
(1.0.4b) and Rggobi (1.1-2) on an OS X machine (in fact it compiles 
out-of-the-box given working GTK+, kudos to the ggobi team!). I didn't 
actually work with that build too much, so your mileage may vary.

>  We are considering a Power Mac platform and will be working on some 
> R-GGobi combination tools. Is an Opteron or Itanium PC running Linux a 
> better alternative?

I believe the answer to that question pretty much depends on how you 
plan to use the machines...


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