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macOS 10.13 High Sierra Mostly-Automated Setup

An easy to refer to document for regularly setting up macOS 10.13 High Siera, in flavor of my previous macOS/OSX setup gists:

I use this gist to keep track of the important software and steps required to have a functioning system after a semi-annual fresh install. I generally reinstall each computer from scratch every 6 months, and I do not perform upgrades between releases.

# IMPORTANT: You will need to disable SIP aka Rootless in order to fully execute this script, you can reenable it after.
# WARNING: It might disable things that you may not like. Please double check the services in the TODISABLE vars.
# Get active services: launchctl list | grep -v "\-\t0"
# Find a service: grep -lR [service] /System/Library/Launch* /Library/Launch* ~/Library/LaunchAgents
# Agents to disable
TODISABLE=('' '' '' '' '' '' '' '' '' '' '' '' '' '' '' '' '' '' '
View spatial.R
iterateObs<-function(y1,e1,X1,fordist,coefficients,cutoff=250000) {
# -*- coding: utf-8 -*-
This Python script is oriented towards oil, gas, and fracking well
information download, extract, and output at the state-level within
the United States of America. Not all states are present as not all
states either allow fracking or have any sites available for download.
This Python script is dependent upon another Python script entitled, which is also available as a Gist under the same name.
View notify.R
notify <- function(msg="Operation complete") {
in.osx <- (['sysname'] == "Darwin")
in.rstudio <- (Sys.getenv("RSTUDIO") == "1")
in.rgui <- (Sys.getenv("R_GUI_APP_REVISION") != "")
dir.notifier <- system("which terminal-notifier", intern = TRUE)
if (in.rstudio) { # hack to see if running in RStudio
title <- "RStudio"
sender <- activate <- "org.rstudio.RStudio"
from whoosh.index import open_dir
from whoosh.index import create_in
from whoosh.fields import *
from whoosh.qparser import QueryParser
import glob
import os
# USER SET PARAMETERS ############
# Notify of Homebrew updates via Notification Center on Mac OS X
# Author: Chris Streeter
# Requires: terminal-notifier. Install with:
# brew install terminal-notifier
# OSX for Hackers (Mavericks/Yosemite)
# Source:
# Some things taken from here
# Ask for the administrator password upfront

OS X Screencast to animated GIF

This gist shows how to create a GIF screencast using only free OS X tools: QuickTime, ffmpeg, and gifsicle.

Screencapture GIF


To capture the video (filesize: 19MB), using the free "QuickTime Player" application:

View coefficent_plot_walkthrough.R
doInstall <- TRUE
toInstall <- c("ggplot2")
if(doInstall){install.packages(toInstall, repos = "")}
lapply(toInstall, library, character.only = TRUE)
ANES <- read.csv("")
ANES <- ANES[ANES$year == 2008, -c(1, 11, 17)] # Limit to just 2008 respondents,
head(ANES) # remove some non-helpful variables
# Fit several models with the same DV: