[Rcpp-devel] Linux or OS X on Macbook Pro Retina?

Rainer M Krug Rainer at krugs.de
Wed Jun 19 11:22:11 CEST 2013

Romain Francois
<romain-5F2htOKpZ0Uq+cvokbE/HgC/G2K4zDHf at public.gmane.org> writes:

> Le 19/06/13 10:25, Rainer M Krug a écrit :
>> Hi
>> I finally received my new computer - a Mac Powerbook Retina.
> I guess you mean a macbook pro retina, as powerbook are old stuff.

Sorry - yes. Macbook Pro Retina.

> They are awesome.

Absolutely - I played a little bit under OS X, and the screen & speed
is really awesome. 

>> I am a Linux / Ubuntu user, but I am thinking about possibly using OS
>> X. How does OS X play with rcpp? Are there complications? I rely on rcpp
>> and this will increase at this project, so this is crucial to y decision.
> I have been using OSX for a few years now and I do quite a lot of
> Rcpp. This work very well.

Good to know.

> Make sure you install Xcode from the mac app store, with the command
> line tools and you are good to go.

I already have these, as I used Macports to install some programs.

> With the precompiled R shipped by Simon daily
> (http://r.research.att.com/), I find that we don't need to compile R
> itself.


> Not much to worry about. And it is not like you are alone. There is
> even hte r-sig-mac for gneric OSX/R questions

Hm - so I should possibly try.



>> Any experiences, things to be wary about?
>> Thanks,
>> Rainer

Rainer M. Krug

email: RMKrug<at>gmail<dot>com
-------------- next part --------------
A non-text attachment was scrubbed...
Name: not available
Type: application/pgp-signature
Size: 489 bytes
Desc: not available
URL: <http://lists.r-forge.r-project.org/pipermail/rcpp-devel/attachments/20130619/641df12f/attachment.sig>

More information about the Rcpp-devel mailing list