[R-SIG-Mac] Homebrew

Dr Eberhard W Lisse e| @end|ng |rom ||@@e@NA
Thu Apr 2 11:58:11 CEST 2020

New thread :-)-O

I am wondering if I should not try to figure out how automate this.

Is there a way of (only) listing all user installed (additional) 
packages, ie not the ones that come with R?

I could then construct the below file automagically, and if I was 
really bothered and bored find out how to make Homebrew pre/post 
install scripts to automate this :-)-O

And, for the record, other than that, I can only recall one serious 
issue, when the openblas library got lost recently which was however 
fixed quite quickly. 

greetings, el

On 02/04/2020 10:17, Dr Eberhard W Lisse wrote:
> I do same, including Rstudio (Cask).
> Once in a while after major updates I need to reinstall all my extra
> packages, so I have written me a little script along the lines of
> 	#!/usr/local/bin/Rscript
> 	local({
> 		r <- getOption("repos")
> 		r["CRAN"] <- "https://cloud.r-project.org/"
> 		options(repos = r)
> 	})
> 	install.packages(c(
> 		"RMariaDB", "rstudioapi"
> 	))
> made it 0755 and can run it from the command line. Put it in my
> handbook so I don't forget and never looked back.
> greetings, el
> On 02/04/2020 10:03 am, Rainer M Krug 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?
>> Cheers,
>> Rainer

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