[R-SIG-Mac] Feedback to Apple?
Joerg van den Hoff
j.van_den_hoff at fzd.de
Wed Mar 21 19:34:40 CET 2007
On Wed, Mar 21, 2007 at 10:28:37AM -0400, Randall C Johnson [Contr.] wrote:
> I've been generally pleased with OS X. My main problem (not so much R
> related) is that many of the scientific applications I would like to run on
> my machine don't like the UNIX "based" operating system and require
> significant tweaking in order to get them to compile correctly (if I can get
> them running at all). It would be nice if OS X behaved more like standard
> UNIX or LINUX.
> On 3/20/07 7:37 PM, "Geoffrey Hutchison" <geoffh at pitt.edu> wrote:
> > Hello fellow R users!
> > I'm currently serving as a committee member at MacResearch.org, a
> > website devoted to science, math, and statistics on Macs. In about
> > two weeks, we'll be visiting Apple to talk about issues, needs,
> > desires of science users and developers:
> > http://www.macresearch.org/
> > macresearch_science_related_requests_for_apple
> > So I was writing to ask if you have particular questions or concerns
> > which I can proxy? I think this is particularly important, since none
> > of the other MacResearch representatives are statistics folks. (I'm a
> > chemist -- I'm a happy user of R for data exploration and analysis.)
> > For example, are all the R.app compiler problems solved? Do we need
> > graphing/plotting libraries for visualization from Apple? What
> > feedback can I pass along?
> > Many thanks,
> > -Geoff
but sure you know of `fink' and `macports', I trust?
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