[R] optimal windows R machine

Bob Porter rjporter at mindspring.com
Tue Oct 16 20:25:28 CEST 2001

For some mysterious reason I do not believe this was delivered to the list.
Sorry if it turns out to be a duplicate.---Bob

>> Subject: optimal R windows machine

I have the happy task of purchasing a new windows desktop PC.  I have a
limited but not unreasonable budget and access to discounts and so forth.
 What would be folks' suggestions of priorities and requirements be if I
 use the machine for a lot of C and R based data analysis with large files,
 computationally intensive, a lot of graphic display but not 3D animation.
am proposing 1GB AMD processor,  1 GB RAM, 40GB drive, hi-speed CDRW, 64MEG
video, Win  XP home edition.  Thoughts?  I will upgrade software also:
Suggestions of C compiler package? Other "must have" packages compatible
with R?

Bob Porter, Ph.D.
Lambda Consulting

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