[R] FW: R + Linux

Horace Tso Horace.Tso at pgn.com
Sat Jun 7 00:19:55 CEST 2008

I'll add my $0.02 as I've just gone thru a (painful) transition to Linux. In my case Ubuntu didn't quite work for reason I'm still not sure (must be hardware + driver issue). I eventually put on opensuse 10.3 and installed R in an rpm pkgage on the command line. Getting R in was not simple. I got errors that complain about not finding BLAS and a couple other things I forgot. And you can't install packages by install.packages() on the prompt. I had to download them in tar.gz and then install.

However, once the priliminaries are out of the way it seems to work just fine. I have rkward because Tinn-R is not available on linux and that works just fine, so far.


(Sorry folks.....it's Friday aftnoon....)

-----Original Message-----
From: r-help-bounces at r-project.org [mailto:r-help-bounces at r-project.org] On Behalf Of steven wilson
Sent: Friday, June 06, 2008 11:14 AM
To: r-help at r-project.org
Subject: [R] R + Linux

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.


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