[R-SIG-Mac] Best installation approach of R on Mavericks for Emacs/Homebrew users?
Prof Brian Ripley
ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
Thu May 22 07:14:11 CEST 2014
On 21/05/2014 23:42, Dan Tenenbaum wrote:
> ----- 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.
It is slightly wrong: you can build R from the sources emulating how it
is done for CRAN (and r.research.att.com): then type =
"mac.binary.mavericks" will work. But very few people would have a need
However, the coverage for the Mavericks binary packages on CRAN is still
not as good as for Snow Leopard, and if you primarily use binary
packages we recommend the Snow Leopard CRAN binary. The benefits of the
Mavericks build come when installing packages from sources.
>> 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 :
>>> 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
>>> legwork first of all to see what is the status quo for installing R
>>> 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:
>>> The simplest. Looks great.
>>> Also simple.
>>> Also quite simple.
>>> Sometimes things go wrong?
>>> If all else fails, or perhaps are any of you Emacs users using this
>>> 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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