[R] R + Linux

Douglas Bates bates at stat.wisc.edu
Fri Jun 6 21:18:52 CEST 2008

On Fri, Jun 6, 2008 at 1:13 PM, steven wilson <swpt07 at gmail.com> wrote:
> Dear all;

> I'm planning to install Linux on my computer to run R (I'm bored of
> W..XP). However, I haven't used Linux before and I would appreciate,
> if possible, suggestions/comments about what could be the best option
> install, say Fedora, Ubuntu or OpenSuse which to my impression are the
> most popular ones (at least on the R-help lists). The computer is a PC
> desktop with 4GB RAM and  Intel Quad-Core Xeon processor and will be
> used only to run R.

Ah yes, we haven't had a good flame war for a long time.  Let's start
discussing the relative merits of various Linux distributions.  That
should heat things up a bit.

I can only speak about Ubuntu.  I have used it exclusively for several
years now and find it to be superb.  In my opinion it is easy to
install and maintain and has very good support for R (take a bow,

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