[R] RGL Problem

Duncan Murdoch murdoch.duncan at gmail.com
Mon Nov 23 14:48:11 CET 2015

On 23/11/2015 7:45 AM, Stefan Evert wrote:
>> On 23 Nov 2015, at 11:50, Duncan Murdoch <murdoch.duncan at gmail.com> wrote:
>>   The OSX binary version of rgl on CRAN is ancient.  You'll need to reinstall it from source for a current one.
> Since you bring up this point: any chance of getting Mac binaries from CRAN again?

You would have to ask them.  I don't know why they aren't building it.

Duncan Murdoch

  Rgl is a particularly nice tool because of its portability, and 
requiring users to install Xcode and Xquartz first makes life a lot 
harder for non-technical users.
> This is compounded by the fact that the automatic configuration is easily broken. I have been unable to install rgl from source for some time on Mavericks, and have now discovered that this was due to a HomeBrew-installed imake in /usr/local.
> Perhaps it would make sense always to use the well-known standard XQuartz paths on Mac and only consider other locations if explicitly asked for by the user?
> Best,
> Stefan
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