[R-SIG-Mac] Best installation approach of R on Mavericks for Emacs/Homebrew users?

Vincent Goulet vincent.goulet at me.com
Thu May 22 00:32:53 CEST 2014

Ok, I'm biased here, but for me (and my students!) the simple procedure is:

1. Install the R binary from CRAN;

2. Install my Emacs distribution for OS X that comes bundled with ESS: http://vgoulet.act.ulaval.ca/en/emacs/mac

3. Enjoy.

Envoyé de mon iPad

> Le 2014-05-21 à 15:37, Grant Rettke <gcr at wisdomandwonder.com> a écrit :
> Hi,
> I'm working on setting up a new to me OSX machine with R. My preference is
> via Homebrew, with which I'll
> be using Emacs and ESS. Looking out for trouble, I tried to do a little
> legwork first of all to see what is the status quo for installing R on
> Mavericks. There are more than a few options and I am wanting to get your
> feedback on what worked for you, and if you happened to follow any of these
> directions. Here is what I found:
> https://onote2.github.io/2013/12/04/install-r-on-mac-os-x-109-mavericks/
> The simplest. Looks great.
> http://davidsimpson.me/2013/02/26/installing-r-on-os-x/
> Also simple.
> http://zmjones.com/mac-setup/#R
> Also quite simple.
> http://www.moncefbelyamani.com/how-to-install-xcode-homebrew-git-rvm-ruby-on-mac/#step-1
> https://github.com/Homebrew/homebrew-science/issues/427
> Sometimes things go wrong?
> http://cran.r-project.org/bin/macosx/
> If all else fails, or perhaps are any of you Emacs users using this instead
> of Homebrew?
> It looks pretty straightforward at this point; just wanted to talk to some
> other folks and see what worked for them.
> Kind regards,
> Grant Rettke | AAAS, ACM, ASA, FSF, IEEE, SIAM, Sigma Xi
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