When I used EMACS installed from macport, I could open EMACS with new window by just clicking icon in applications menu. Since it has problem on loading some packages, however, I removed macport EMACS. Then I reinstalled EMACS from homebrew. Brew version works well with respect to packages. But I don't know how to open it with new window. Now, I just can open EMACS in terminal window. Is there any way to open EMACS on new window without using aquamacs?

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I resolve this problem myself. First, just uninstall EMACS. Then type

brew install emacs --with-cocoa

to reinstall EMACS. You don't need to worry about elimination of ~/.emacs.d directory.

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    Error: invalid option: --with-cocoa :( Commented Nov 27, 2019 at 19:35

I installed directly from https://emacsformacosx.com and works perfectly.

brew cask install emacs

will install a Cocoa-based version from https://emacsformacosx.com, which is better supported than the accepted answer's version.

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