[Rcpp-devel] RcppOctave on Windows: testing needed

Steve Lianoglou lianoglou.steve at gene.com
Thu Oct 10 21:44:52 CEST 2013


On Thu, Oct 10, 2013 at 12:26 PM, Dominick Samperi <djsamperi at gmail.com> wrote:
> The problem here is that Mac Ports installs a very old version of Octave.
> Installing the latest version (3.6.4) from source seems to resolve the
> issue. At least .O$version() works!
> Installing Octave from source under MacOS takes some work due
> to many dependencies, and the need for work-arounds for Apple
> changes and deprecated features. See, for example:
> http://wiki.octave.org/Octave_for_Mac

Nice work!

For the sake of future wanderers landing on this thread via google,
these days the "preferred" package manager on OSX seems to be


It's so good, Simon Urbanek doesn't hate it, yet ... which is not to
say that he endorses it ;-)


They've also got the latest octave on tap:

  $ brew info octave | head -n2
  octave: stable 3.6.4


Steve Lianoglou
Computational Biologist
Bioinformatics and Computational Biology

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