[R-SIG-Mac] rgdal on mac os 10.9
ian.fellows at stat.ucla.edu
Wed Apr 30 18:42:24 CEST 2014
Thanks for the replies everyone,
@Simon: Thank you. That will be most useful, especially for those of us with dependent packages and (shall we say) a less sophisticated user base.
@Brian: Thank you for pointing that out, though I think “ignored" is a inappropriate word. My main concern is not for myself (I can certainly figure out how to build and install rgdal and its dependancies), but for the users of my packages that depend on rgdal.
It is good to hear that the snow leapord binaries work. I was a little hesitant to use them as your linked e-mail lists rgdal in both the “it’s okay to use the binaries” category, and the “it’s missing for good reason” category so I wasn’t entirely sure if a subtle binary incompatibility might crop up.
@BABA and @Rainer: I’ve had (let’s say) mixed success with fink and homebrew. Thanks for sharing your experiences.
p.s. For reference, you can install rgdal from the snow leapord repo with:
On Apr 30, 2014, at 9:07 AM, Rainer M Krug <Rainer at krugs.de> wrote:
> Prof Brian Ripley <ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk> writes:
>> 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 . 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.
> Sorry - I was talking of installing it in R via type="source" not on
> CRAN. For CRAN it is definitely a different issue.
>> 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
>> That is by far the easiest solution.
>>> 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
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