Quick Note: When you’re bash scripting and you need to pipe some text into some process, you can use
echo with the
-n flag to suppress the
echo‘s complimentary endline , or you can use
printf, but using
printf is more portable. Some machines implement
echo differently and don’t support the
-n flag. I found this advice and a longer explanation at this message board.
I got the following error when trying to use
package ‘gstat’ is available as a source package but not as a binary
Warning in install.packages :
package ‘gstat’ is not available (for R version 3.1.1)
Continue reading Installing gstat for R on a Mac
This is more of a personal note regarding the
- To create a sparse image:
$ hdiutil create NAME -volname NAME -type SPARSE -fs hfs+j
$ hdiutil attach NAME.sparseimage
- To add data to the drive:
$ mv data.txt /Volumes/NAME
$ hdiutil detach /Volumes/NAME
Then, if we delete the
NAME.sparseimage file, it’s gone forever and ever.
This morning I installed, compiled, and ran a simple example program using the GNU Scientific Library. This took me a while to figure out, so I’ll share the process here. I am assuming that the reader, like the author, has only vague familiarity with C.
Continue reading Using the GNU Scientific Library on a Mac
In this post I’ll talk about how to set up your Scipy stack on a Mac, and make some recommendations for other tools: Homebrew for general package management, iTerm2 for a terminal, Solarized for a text editing color scheme, and pathogen for vim package management.
Continue reading Getting Started on a Mac