Installing rgdal on a Mac

October 16, 2011 | Ian

So, installing rgdal, which is an important R package for spatial data analysis can be a bit of a pain on the mac. Here are two ways to make it happen.   The Easy Way In R run: install.packages('rgdal',repos="") The ... [Read more...]

R GUIs, IDEs, and text editors

January 18, 2011 | Daniel Hocking

When deciding what program to write your R code in it is important to consider a number of factors so you can keep organized and work efficiently.  I found this article useful for getting started.  Text editors include syntax highlightin...
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JAGS – Bayesian Analysis

December 6, 2010 | Daniel Hocking

JAGS is used for Bayesian analysis using MCMC and stands for Just Another Gibbs Sampler.  It is an alternative to WinBUGS and can be accessed through R just like WinBUGS (via R2jags or RJags).  It will work on a Mac unlike WinBUGS.  The ...
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GLMM and R issues

December 4, 2010 | Daniel Hocking

I have been trying to run a Generalized Linear Mixed Model (GLMM) for some count data with repeated measures on sub-sampled sites and fixed effects at the site level with covariates at both the sub-plot and time levels.  Plus there are different n...
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rgdal and other GIS-related packages for Mac OS X

January 23, 2010 | Jeffrey Breen

CRAN contains ready-made binary packages for nearly all of its packages, but rgdal is one which I keep finding myself trying to install from source whenever I upgrade R. Compiled versions of rgdal, along with prerequisites and complements like the GDAL framework, GRASS, and even the old FFTW3 can be ... [Read more...]

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