Pangloss Pangloss - 1 year ago 84
R Question

Homebrew install R without Xquartz on OS X

Installing R with the pkg installer doesn't require XQuartz. However, install R with Homebrew requires to install XQuartz first.

Can anybody explain why please?

Is there a way to install R without Xquartz with Homebrew?

I need to decide whether to use Homebrew, or install R, Python etc with their pkg installers before applying to multiple computers (running OS X 10.8).

Answer Source

According to this commit on GitHub, it has been fixed.

r: fix build with Quartz-only cairo #2434

Now, XQuartz is not required anymore, tested and it works:

brew update
brew tap homebrew/science
brew install r
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