[R-SIG-Mac] upgrade to Mavericks
marc_schwartz at me.com
Fri Apr 25 14:07:40 CEST 2014
On Apr 24, 2014, at 10:15 PM, Richard M. Heiberger <rmh at temple.edu> wrote:
> Thank you to all who replied.
> I did accept the upgrade to Mavericks last week. In retrospect I think it
> was a mistake for me. Most of the changes are not relevant to my
> workflow. One was an improvement. One was a big negative.
> The improvement is the handling of a secondary display screen.
> The Desktop on that screen is now independent of the Desktops on the main
> screen. The Desktop on the secondary screen is retained when I unplug the
> secondary screen and then plug it back in.
> There are two big negatives is how Preview handles revision to my
> pdflatex documents.
> Previously (OS X Lion), when I ran pdflatex, the pdf file was revised with
> the display showing the same page and the same positioning on the page.
> Now (Mavericks) the display jumps to the top left corner of the current page.
> Since I keep the window focussed only on the part of the page with text,
> that means the top and left margins dominate the new display. My
> workaround is to construct an if statement that sets the margins to 0
> when I am in revision mode and gives them normal values otherwise.
> The other negative is that yellow stickies now appear in a Comic font instead
> of a sedate font. Also, the alignment between the left marginal column of
> yellow stickies and their location in the body of the document is broken.
> clicking on the page number in the marginal listing moves the document
> to the right page. But clicking on the sticky itself does not move the marginal
> listing to the matching sticky.
> An even more serious problem, and I don't know if this is Mavericks-specific
> or more general to OS X, is that several R packages no longer work with
> the released R-3.1.0. As of ":Last updated on 2014-04-25 04:47:05.",
> latticeExtra gives an error with r-devel-osx-x86_64-gcc and a warning with
On this issue, presumably you installed the Mavericks build of R 3.1.0.
If you install the Snow Leopard build instead, this will be a non-issue.
There are some CRAN packages that do not yet pass testing using the Mavericks R build and so will be unavailable to install as binaries yet.
This post from Prof Ripley earlier this week may be helpful:
> I reverted back to R-3.0.3. I will try again with the R-patched when CRAN
> shows all the packages I use are checking without warnings.
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