How to install R and Rstudio with Homebrew on macOS. The programming language R is widely used across statisticians for data mining and data analysis. Additionally, RStudio provides an IDE for R.
Xcode is Apple’s development environment for their operating systems macOS, iOS, tvOS, and watchOS. If you want to develop software for Apple products you will need this programme.
MySQL is a famous open source relational database that is used widespread by websites to store data. For web development you may need a local instance of MySQL running. This article explains how to install MySQL on macOS with Homebrew.
LaTeX is the standard in academic writing, especially for mathematical and natural sciences. LaTeX is open source software and also available for Mac.
This article explains how to install and update the Java Development Kit (JDK) on macOS, how to check Java version, and how to set the JAVA_HOME variable.
Homebrew is a package manager for macOS that allows you to easily install third-party software and keep it up-to-date. If you have ever used Ubuntu, then Homebrew is much like aptitude (apt).
Git is a very powerful and useful version control system to keep track of changes in documents. This article shows how to install Git on macOS with Homebrew.
For a local web design and development environment, running Apache with PHP is key. This article explains how to run Apache Webserver with PHP, WordPress and PHPMyAdmin setup on macOS.
If you manually installed MySQL on your Mac using the distributable from the MySQL website, not Homebrew, then you need to uninstall MySQL by deleting its files manually.
In newer macOS versions custom executables belong in the directory
/usr/local/bin. However, the path
/usr/local/ is not included in the system’s default PATH variable. This article shows you how to add
/usr/local/bin to the system PATH variable on macOS.