[Rd] R on AIX?

Deepayan Sarkar deepayan.sarkar at gmail.com
Thu Feb 14 22:52:38 CET 2008

On 2/14/08, Susan R. Atlas <susie at sapphire.phys.unm.edu> wrote:
> Hi,
>    Last year our systems group tried to install R on an IBM
>  p5-570 machine (16 nodes, 256 GB shared RAM), running AIX 5.3.   They
>  ran into all sorts of difficulties and finally gave up.
>    I am interested in trying again (and working with an IBM support
>  group if necessary), but before embarking on this odyssey I was
>  wondering if anyone on this list has ever successfully run
>  R on a similar architecture/AIX OS?   If so, is there any
>  kind of cribsheet or other underground documentation that we could
>  consult to get around any AIX peculiarities?

Have you read the "R Installation and Administration" manual? [1] It
has a couple of paragraphs on AIX and suggests that installing R
should be possible at least on AIX 5.x 'powerpc'.


[1] http://cran.us.r-project.org/doc/manuals/R-admin.html

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