[R-SIG-Mac] installing rggobi-2.1.3 under Mac OS X
reinhold.kliegl at gmail.com
Mon May 15 17:00:37 CEST 2006
I am crossposting this to ggobi-help and r-sig-mac. There were some
recent posts reporting problems.
I got rggobi working under Mac OS X 10.4.6 and R 2.3.0. I started
darwinx (>startx -- -quartz) and >ggobi. Then I started R from the
command line and from the GUI. I only tried g <- ggobi(mtcars) and
it worked; no extensive testing of any sort.
I had to do various other things before and after the darwinport
installation. So it might be useful to document this here for other
MacOS X users. I used the gcc-4.0 compiler. (The ggobi download page
could be updated in this respect.)
(1) Before activating the darwinport, I had to rename
.../X11R6 to .../X11R6.apple
I think this means that I no longer have Apple's X11; I read along
the way that is possible to keep them both.
Does anybody know how to do this?
(2) During activating the darwinport, quite a few libraries were not
found (e.g., atk). I fetched them from other sites and put them in
the .../distr folder.
(3) After activiating the darwinport, I had to put the following
statements into my .bashrc to get a window.
# Make sure you have the "port" command after installation
# Get a display
if [[ -z DISPLAY ]]; then
(4) Then ggobi complained that I had version 1 of libfontconfig and
that it wants version 2. The following did the trick:
sudo port upgrade fontconfig
(5) During startup, ggobi complained that hicolor-icon-theme was not
sudo port upgrade hicolor-icon-theme
(6) Finally, compiling rggobi was a bit tricky, too. On the download
page, you might want to add a note to the effect that Mac OS X Users
probably have to add /opt/local/bin to their PATH and set
PKG_CONFIG_PATH to /opt/local/lib/pkgconfig:/usr/local/lib/pkgconfig.
You also may want to remove "ggobirc" from the "mkdir ..." line of
the LINUX segment of the webpage.
So good luck to everybody. If you try to upgrade soon, I might be
able to help. In about 2 weeks I will have forgotten everything.
PS: Here is my R sessionInfo()
Version 2.3.0 Patched (2006-05-11 r38037)
attached base packages:
 "stats" "graphics" "grDevices" "datasets" "utils"
other attached packages:
rggobi lattice Matrix
"2.1.3" "0.13-8" "0.995-10"
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