Tag Archives: osx

R (OSX) read/write xls

Questions: I’m having a persistant problem finding and implementing any packages capable of reading and writing XLS files in an OSX version of R. Anyone have any suggestions? I’ve gone so far as to try using Perl to implement WriteXls. Thanks Answers: I have had success with the Java based xlsx package. Available on CRAN.… Read More »

Excel VB Open File OSX and Windows

Questions: I’ve got a spreadsheet that uses some basic code to get the user to select a file (txt file). It works flawlessly on Windows but fails on OSX obviously due to the difference in FileDialog calls. I’ve done some research though and can’t seem to find much information about opening a File Dialog on… Read More »

Setting JAVA_HOME environment variable on MAC OSX 10.9

Questions: I just purchased a brand new MacBook Pro. This is my first MAC ever and I’m still trying to get the hang of navigating my way around. Anyways… I’m also new to Java and I’ve been practicing on my Windows PC before it permanently died. Now that I’m on this MAC, I installed my… Read More »

MySQL Database won't start in XAMPP Manager-osx

Questions: I downloaded XAMPP about a month ago and it was working just fine. Today I installed a voice recognition software and then restarted my computer. Ever since, MySQL won’t start in my manager-osx application. It doesn’t throw me an in the application log. This is what it says: Stopping all servers… Stopping Apache Web… Read More »

Installing mcrypt on OSX 10.8.2 – PHP 5.3.15 with homebrew

Questions: I’ve successfully installed mcrypt via homebrew but I’m struggling to find the path to mcrypt.so to include it as an extension in php.ini. mcrypt was installed at /usr/local/Cellar/mcrypt/2.5.8. Tree: — AUTHORS |– ChangeLog |– INSTALL_RECEIPT.json |– NEWS |– README |– TODO |– bin | `– libmcrypt-config |– include | |– mcrypt.h | `– mutils… Read More »

How can I use a Dropbox directory as a virtual host Document Root in OSX?

Questions: I set up LAMP on my OSX Lion server and everything seems to be working fine when I leave the defaults on. Either: A) Removing the username.conf file from /etc/apache2/users leaves the default running: DocumentRoot “/Library/WebServer/Documents” <Directory “/Library/WebServer/Documents”> # # Possible values for the Options directive are “None”, “All”, # or any combination of:… Read More »