#137 Support OS X install via Homebrew

Ken Mankoff

It would be nice to be able to install on OS X using the HomeBrew system.


  • Felix

    Felix - 2014-07-02

    Yes! that would be really nice. One more vote for homebrew

  • giloo

    giloo - 2014-07-02

    I suppose one has to ask directly people responsible for homebrew. Possibly this needs only a volunteer in the mac/homebrew/gdl_fan community. This feature request thread is more oriented towards new features to be implemented in gdl, not hpw gdl is distributed.

  • Guy

    Guy - 2014-07-02

    Actually, I don't think there is too much need to speak with homebrew admins or the like. Part of the the flexibility of homebrew comes from the fact that anyone can make a formula for installation of a tarball and request that it be pulled into the repository. It would brew great to have GDL in homebrew - it would probably start to see more of a user base as well, given how easy it would be to install (ideally).

  • Ken Mankoff

    Ken Mankoff - 2014-07-02

    Correct this is not a Hombrew issue but a feature request (or platform port request?) for any given project. I'd be happy to write the Homebrew formula if I could successfully build GDL under OS X. I have not been able to do so yet.

  • giloo

    giloo - 2014-07-02

    Ok that's clear and thanks for your involvement. There is some information in http://aramis.obspm.fr/~coulais/IDL_et_GDL/GDLonOSX_10.6.3.html (ok it's in french...).
    Note that using the cvs version with Eigen and perhaps proj.4 would make a serious difference!

  • giloo

    giloo - 2014-07-02

    Ahem... sorry... above documentation is very old... As with plplot, GDL now ONLY uses CMAKE (even if some configure scripts are still there).

  • Tom Schoonjans

    Tom Schoonjans - 2015-03-05


    I submitted GDL to Homebrew: https://github.com/Homebrew/homebrew-science/pull/1905

    I did not manage to get OpenMP working though due to the complexity of getting g++ to use and link against clang's libc++. I would be grateful if someone could have a look at it...

  • Jesse Swan

    Jesse Swan - 2015-07-23

    Just for those who find this thread via a google search (like me) you can now install GDL through homebrew.

    brew install gnudatalanguage

    I'm not sure if you have to tap science first (brew tap homebrew/science)

  • Sylwester Arabas

    • status: open --> closed
  • Felix

    Felix - 2015-07-30

    Thanks for the work.

    @Jesse: I didn't need to "tap". brew install gnudatalanguage did the trick.


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