[R-SIG-Mac] Transitioning from Mac to LInux?
R@|ner @end|ng |rom krug@@de
Thu Apr 2 11:11:20 CEST 2020
> On 2 Apr 2020, at 10:15, Patrick Schratz <patrick.schratz using gmail.com> wrote:
> AFAIK most people on that list would vote hard against installing R via homebrew for several reasons - maybe there should be a section about this on the R dev / CRAN page to address this topic, @Simon? Otherwise this will come up again and again.
I think there is - at least it is clear to me (that is why I said “no support from here”). Although I do not see the problem why, which is a different topic altogether.
I was fully aware of the opposition to my way of using R (homebrew), but I decided to post it anyway, as I think it is a valid and useful approach (different discussion!).
> Anyhow, this is also not relating to the initial topic of that thread and should probably discussed separately.
The OP states:
I'm wondering whether replacing my iMac (2009) with a new Mac really makes sense from an R - user point of view
Which I think is addressed in my post.
> On 2. Apr 2020, 10:04 +0200, Rainer M Krug <Rainer using krugs.de>, wrote:
>> I am using Homebrew on a Mac (two Macs - one at home, one at work) instead of the official R package, and I did not have any problems after upgrades - maybe I am lucky, maybe not as picky in defining “problem”, but my suggestion would be to try R from homebrew to install R.
>> OK - no support from here - I know.
>> And homebrew has also binary versions. What is missing, is a hombrew R package repository. Maybe an idea to create one?
>>> On 2 Apr 2020, at 02:37, Duncan Murdoch <murdoch.duncan using gmail.com> wrote:
>>> On 01/04/2020 2:48 p.m., Carl Witthoft wrote:
>>>> If I should ask over at r-sig-debian instead of here, please tell me.
>>>> I don't wish to clog r-sig-mac with off-topic stuff.
>>>> I've been watching the massive headaches people are dealing with trying
>>>> to keep R fully compatible with each MacOS X upgrade, I'm wondering
>>>> whether replacing my iMac (2009) with a new Mac really makes sense from
>>>> an R - user point of view, as opposed to getting some inexpensive
>>>> desktop and installing Linux. I know I can run R and RStudio under
>>>> Linux, for example, but don't know what limitations, if any there are
>>>> when it comes to building packages from source, getting compatible
>>>> compilers, and so on.
>>>> What have some of you 'power R users' discovered when/if you tried to
>>>> build , or incorporate Bioconductor or other repository's packages under
>>> If your iMac is still working, try installing Ubuntu or some other Linux on it. I think at that age Apple is no longer providing upgrades, but I just put Ubuntu on a 2008 iMac, and it works well. (I needed to upgrade the memory, but that just cost $40 for 4 GB.)
>>> So I got a $40 desktop, with a nice screen.
>>> Duncan Murdoch
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