[R-SIG-Mac] rgdal on mac os 10.9

Prof Brian Ripley ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
Wed Apr 30 17:42:34 CEST 2014

On 30/04/2014 13:56, Rainer M Krug wrote:
> If I remember correctly, the installation from source was quite easy:
> apart from the usual compilers, you need gdal installed, which installs
> easily via homebrew [1]. After this, installation of rgdal from source
> worked without any additional configurations?

No, not really.

1) for a portable package you will need static GDAL.

2) GDAL can make use of a wide range of external software to read raster 
files: without quite a lot of the optional ones it is not much use for 
rgdal and other R packages.  Simon needs to build that for Mavericks, 
and statically too.

However, Fellows has ignored all the advice to use the Snow Leopard 
package of R 3.1.0 if he wants rgdal.  That is in the current manual 
and was posted to this list recently 
(https://stat.ethz.ch/pipermail/r-sig-mac/2014-April/010835.html).  That 
is by far the easiest solution.

> Rainer
> Ian Fellows <ian.fellows at stat.ucla.edu> writes:
>> Hi All,
>> Does anyone know if there are plans to have rgdal compile correctly on
>> the CRAN Mavericks machine? I’ve really been enjoying the binaries
>> that have been available as building from source is a non-trival
>> hassle.
>> http://www.r-project.org/nosvn/R.check/r-release-osx-x86_64-mavericks/rgdal-00check.html
>> Best,
>> Ian
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> Footnotes:
> [1]  http://brew.sh/
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