******Roger Bivand has kindly just emailed me to say:
“Your 2 November blog about rgdal on OSX is very misleading. The CRAN rgdal page: http://cran.r-project.org/web/
installs rgdal with all its external dependencies satisfied. It is kindly provided by Prof. Brian Ripley, and is presently running up-to-date GDAL.”******
This may offer a straightforward solution. I would be interested to hear how people get on.
After running a spatial data analysis with R session today, it became apparent that there are one or two teething problems installing the important rgdal package on Mac OS X operating systems. The usual install.packages(“rgdal”) won’t work. My colleague Jon Reades did some digging around to find this solution. I have tested it and it seems to work fine.
[Note that you’ll need to be comfortable with the Terminal. If you’re not, then find someone who is.]
1. Download the GDAL OS X install from