[R] R + Linux

Markus Jäntti mjantti at abo.fi
Fri Jun 6 22:36:34 CEST 2008

I have both Debian, Ubuntu, RedHat and CentOS systems, and primary run R
on the Debian and RedHat machines. I have encountered few problems
running R on RedHat/CentOS, but I do think the Debian/Ubuntu package
management system, combined with the kind provision of packages, makes
life a lot simpler. (Yes, many thanks to Dirk!).

Also, the ease of installing and maintaining among with the highly
useful user forums of Ubuntu would lead me to recommend that particular



On Fri, 2008-06-06 at 14:13 -0400, steven wilson 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.
> Thanks
> Steven
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Markus Jantti
Abo Akademi University
mjantti at abo.fi

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