[R-SIG-Mac] R for Mac (Jon Loehrke)

Jon Loehrke jloehrke at umassd.edu
Fri May 1 16:00:54 CEST 2009


	How often do you use winBUGS?  That is the only major disadvantage  
that I have come across,
winBUGS doesn't work on a mac and thus the R-winBUGS interface is  
useless on a mac.
If you use the R.app, instead of command line, then it is about 1000x  
better on a mac than windows
machine (no exaggeration :) ).  The quartz and pdf interfaces are a  
lot nicer and generally render much better
on screen, hence you have greater ability at making real nice plots,  
rather than guessing.  If you ever
have any trouble with other packages not loading on a mac, simply load  
them as source (.tar.gz) and they
will work fine.

My two cents.

Jon Loehrke
Graduate Research Assistant
Department of Fisheries Oceanography
School for Marine Science and Technology
University of Massachusetts

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