[R-SIG-Mac] Best installation approach of R on Mavericks for Emacs/Homebrew users?
Rainer M Krug
Rainer at krugs.de
Thu May 22 12:04:35 CEST 2014
peter dalgaard <pdalgd at gmail.com> writes:
> On 22 May 2014, at 10:53 , Rainer M Krug <Rainer at krugs.de> wrote:
>> peter dalgaard <pdalgd at gmail.com> writes:
>>> On 22 May 2014, at 00:32 , Vincent Goulet <vincent.goulet at me.com> wrote:
>>>> 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
>>> 2a. (variant) Install Aquamacs, which also comes with ESS and AUCTeX.
>> There are differning opinions about Aquamacs (Macified version of emacs
>> and bundled with some packages) or emacs - I decided (after using Linux
>> for several years) to use emacs, due to
>> 1) compatibility with other OS (different config files for emacs and
> Hmm, maybe. I try not to go beyond the things that are settable via
> Customize, and that seems to be pretty much the same as in plain Emacs
> (and Emacs itself has changed things between versions too.) Except for
> a few TeX convenience settings (electric braces, math mode on by
> default) what I change is mostly machine-specific anyway (fonts,
> modifier keys).
My statement is based on reading and on initial tries to get Aquamacs
working with my config which I failed, while the normal emacs loaded the
config from linux immediately (after the packages required were installed).
>> 2) Same keyboard shortcuts between OS
> For the common things, you actually have both the Mac and the Emacs
> Shortcuts available. I.e., you can either mark out a region and do c-w
> / c-y or cmd-x / cmd-v to cut and paste. It is mostly a matter of self
> discipline to avoid the standard commands.
>> 3) newer versions of emacs then used in Aquamacs
> Currently, both are at 24.3. The emacs that ships with Mavericks is at 22.1, though.
Yes - currently.
and don't get me started on the default versions included on the mac -
it sometimes sounds like a technology museum of ancient computer history
But as I said below, I am sure Aquamacs will do the job as well and
possibly faster to get going then traditional emacs.
>> But I am sure Aquamacs makes some things easier then using emacs, but I
>> think emacs fits better tigether with the idea of using homebrew, while
>> Aquamacs fits better to the approach of using native Mac installers.
>> Rainer M. Krug, PhD (Conservation Ecology, SUN), MSc (Conservation Biology, UCT), Dipl. Phys. (Germany)
>> Centre of Excellence for Invasion Biology
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Rainer M. Krug, PhD (Conservation Ecology, SUN), MSc (Conservation Biology, UCT), Dipl. Phys. (Germany)
Centre of Excellence for Invasion Biology
Tel : +33 - (0)9 53 10 27 44
Cell: +33 - (0)6 85 62 59 98
Fax : +33 - (0)9 58 10 27 44
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