Installing & Debugging ODBC on Mac OS X

[](https://www.cerebralmastication.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/01/Screenshot_1_31_13_10_06_AM1.png)I just spent nearly two full days in a bare knuckle brawl with my Macbook Pro trying to get it to talk to a corporate MS SQL Server. I had abandoned MSSQL more than a year ago in favor of PostgreSQL because of how much easier it is to work with PostgreSQL from a non-Microsoft stack. At that point I was R running on Linux and soon R running on OS X.