Installing R with Homebrew with all the capabilities

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As I explained in my previous post if you installed R with Homebrew you have less capabilities than with a R installed from CRAN’s binary. But, can you have all the capabilities while you still use Homebrew to install R? Yes! However… why you bother to install it with Homebrew at all instead of installing it from CRAN. Well, it’s true that CRAN ...

Homebrew’s R doesn’t have all the capabilities

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A couple of days ago I just found out that when you install R with Homebrew you don’t get all the capabilities that the binary from CRAN have. In other words, you have a kind of second class install, in some regards, and depending on how you do install and for what you are going to use R.

R and Java 10

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Update 27th of March 2018 at 17.28 UTC+3: After talk a little bit on the R mail lists [1][2], it’s seems that it’s a know issue and they are on the way to fix this. Till them we have to stick to Java 9.0.4 to work with R.

How I updated the R formula in Homebrew

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As I just explained in my last post, the last version of R —3.4.4 “Someone to Lean on”— was rolled out las Thursday and this time I was the one that updated the Homebrew’s formula to reflect the new version. I just decided to give it a try and update for first time a Homebrew’s formula since no one had updated it yet on Thursday afternoon and th...

Updating to R 3.4.4 “Someone to Lean On”

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Just today yesterday Last Thursday —took me more that I expected to have a moment to write finish this post— R was updated to 3.4.4 and this new released is called “Someone to Lean On”, which is —as all the rest are— a reference to Peanuts comic. These are the released notes:

QGIS on macOS with Homebrew

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Update Monday, 26th of March: Almost the next day or the following day I published this post KyngChaos just published the QGIS 3 release for macOS. You can download here.


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In some of my previous post [e.g. 1, 2, 3 or 4 ] I’ve been using Homebrew to install some pieces of software in my Mac using the terminal, or shell. But, perhaps you’ve been wondering what is exactly Homebrew? It defines itself as “the missing package manager for macOS”. Yet… what is a package manager? A package manager is a small piece of softw...

Set rStudio with Homebrew’s Git

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As I’ll try to explain in the future, I have a full Homebrew R install. I also try to use Homebrew to install as much applications and utilities I can because I think it’s really handy to be able to install or update just with a simple command in the shell. Although sometimes it give you a little bit of a headache, as this time.