[R] "Best" Out of box Linux distro for R
feldesmanm at pdx.edu
Wed Jul 3 22:44:10 CEST 2002
At the risk of starting a holy war, I'd like opinions on the "best" current
Linux distribution to run "out of box" with current versions of R. I note
rpms for various versions of RedHat, SUSE, Mandrake, and Debian. I've had
experience with RH 7.1 & 7.2 and it hasn't been entirely pretty. I
understand that 7.3 is a bit "better", but have also read that SUSE 8 may
be the most "complete". I've also read of difficulties people have had
installing (compiling, linking, running?) R with current Debian
Since I have access to any of these distributions fairly inexpensively, I'm
seeking opinions from experienced users on which they've found to be the
"easiest" to use with R. In particular, which versions come with all the
necessary compilation and linking tools as part of the standard
installation? Which versions require updated tools?
Any advice/opinions welcome. If this is off-topic, feel free to email me b/c.
Dr. Marc R. Feldesman
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