[R] Suggested alternative to rgdal for Mac for making bubble plots with R 2.14?

Roger Bivand Roger.bivand at nhh.no
Wed Nov 23 13:00:49 CET 2011

Jason Rupert <jasonkrupert <at> yahoo.com> writes:

> I'm new to making bubble plots with R, so I was going to try the following:
> https://stat.ethz.ch/pipermail/r-sig-geo/2009-August/006258.html
> Unfortunately, it looks like rgdal is not part of 2.14.  I'm not sure if it
was the mirror I selected or
> something else is going on. 

Please use Prof. Brian Ripley's rgdal OSX binary package from CRAN extras. Do:


and it will be installed. Questions about spatial packages may be answered more
precisely and quickly on R-sig-geo.

Hope this helps,


> > install.packages("rgdal")
> --- Please select a CRAN mirror for use in this session ---
> Warning message:
> In getDependencies(pkgs, dependencies, available, lib) :
>   package ‘rgdal’ is not available (for R version 2.14.0)
> Thanks for any suggested current alternative methods for creating bubble plots
in R 2.14. 


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