[R] Performance Difference? Windows vs. Linux

From: Brigid Mooney <bkmooney_at_gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 18 Mar 2011 18:00:27 -0400

I'm not trying to start a Windows vs. Linux debate, but I've been using R on a Windows machine for a while, and was recently wondering if R's performance would be faster on a Linux machine. And similarly, if any incremental increase in processing speed would be worth the time it would take me to migrate my entire system to Linux (including a database that I access via an R package.)

I don't know how much it matters what R is doing - but I've got R pulling a large amount data from a database, performing many complex computations on that data, and then writing output data to a database.

Thanks so much for the input,

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