[R-SIG-Mac] Best installation approach of R on Mavericks for Emacs/Homebrew users?
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Thu May 22 00:42:19 CEST 2014
----- Original Message -----
> From: "Vincent Goulet" <vincent.goulet at me.com>
> To: "Grant Rettke" <gcr at wisdomandwonder.com>
> Cc: r-sig-mac at r-project.org
> Sent: Wednesday, May 21, 2014 3:32:53 PM
> Subject: Re: [R-SIG-Mac] Best installation approach of R on Mavericks for Emacs/Homebrew users?
> Ok, I'm biased here, but for me (and my students!) the simple
> procedure is:
> 1. Install the R binary from CRAN;
I agree. I believe (correct me if I am wrong) that if you install R in any other way, including Homebrew, you cannot install and use binary CRAN and Bioconductor packages. Which means you have to have a development environment on your machine and you have to wait for every package to build from source.
> 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
> > gcr at wisdomandwonder.com | http://www.wisdomandwonder.com/
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