Re: [Rd] Re: [R] Running R from CD?

From: M. Edward Borasky <>
Date: Sun 05 Dec 2004 - 07:21:11 EST

On Sat, 2004-12-04 at 19:47 +0000, Prof Brian Ripley wrote:
> This is now solved in R-devel: it runs in the slowest scenario below with
> a startup time of about 2.5secs and no appreciable delay when running.

I've never had any performance issues in R (or any other packages, really) with Dirk Eddelbuettel's Quantian "live" CDs or DVDs, and they run the whole OS -- not just the applications -- from a *compressed* CD/DVD. The key on Linux is, I think, to have plenty of RAM for I/O buffering in addition to what's required for your R datasets -- my smallest machine is a 256 MB 933 MHz PIII. I can't comment on the Windows kernel, though -- I do Linux performance engineering for a living :). mailing list Received on Sun Dec 05 07:26:47 2004

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