[R-SIG-Mac] Installing packages with type="source" instead of the default binary?

Rainer M Krug Rainer at krugs.de
Mon Sep 9 11:56:21 CEST 2013


I am using Snow Leopard and I can compile packages (I have all tools
installed) but I am asking myself:

Is there an advantage to using type="source" instead of the binary
install of the packages? For certain packages it makes sense to have
fine grained control to link to certain versions of C libraries
(e.g. rgdal), but is there a general advantage of compiling locally?

Or is that simply a leftover from my Linux days, that I prefer locally
compiled packages?



Rainer M. Krug

email: RMKrug<at>gmail<dot>com
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