[GRASS-user] GISBASE on MacOSX
thomas.adams at noaa.gov
Tue Feb 14 07:17:47 EST 2012
Control-click on the GRASS.app and you'll get a popup menu; select "Show
Package Contents" — this opens you to the directory structure:
Go to Contents->MacOS which would be "GISBASE"; So, in my case, GISBASE is
If you Command-click at the top of the window on the folder icon beside
"MacOS" (from the line above this one), you can see the full path.
On Tue, Feb 14, 2012 at 7:00 AM, Johannes Radinger <JRadinger at gmx.at> wrote:
> Roger Bivand recommend this list to be more suitable for my sort
> of question the R-sig-geo.
> I'd like to use R outside a running GRASS session.
> With the R package 'spgrass6' I can initiate a GRASS session (using
> the function initGRASS). Therefore I need the path of the GISBASE.
> I am working on Max OSX and my GRASS 6.5 has been selfcompiled and
> installed via the command console (sudo make install). The programm is
> now here: "/Applications/GRASS-6.5.app"
> What is now the correct path to my GISBASE or how can I find this out?
> Does anyone have experience with that? This refers to that topic:
> although it is still not clear how to find out where my GISBASE is on my
> Any suggestions?
> Best regards,
> On Tue, 14 Feb 2012, Johannes Radinger wrote:
> > Hello,
> > I want to use spgrass6 in an R session outside GRASS on Mac OSX.
> > Therefore I want to use initGRASS to set some needed environmental
> > variables etc. initGRASS() needs gisBase as one parameter which is the
> > direcotry path to the GRASS binaries. What is the standard path on Mac
> > OS X? My GRASS.app is in / /Applications/GRASS-6.5.app...
> > so I tried following two approaches so far without success:
> Please ask on statgrass or grass-users with reference to:
> saying how you installed OSX GRASS. The views that OSX and R or Python or
> other scripting languages have of the file system may well differ a good
> >> initGRASS("/Applications/GRASS-6.5", home=tempdir())
> > Fehler in initGRASS("/Applications/GRASS-6.5", home = tempdir()) :
> > /Applications/GRASS-6.5 not found
> >> initGRASS("/Applications/GRASS-6.5.app", home=tempdir())
> > Fehler in system(paste("g.version", get("addEXE", envir = .GRASS_CACHE),
> > Fehler bei der Ausf"uhrung des Kommandos
> > I don't know what is causing the problem in the second approach?
> > Does anyone know how to use initGRASS on Mac OS X in an R session
> outside GRASS correctly?
> > Best regards,
> > Johannes
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