Re: [R] Performance Difference? Windows vs. Linux

From: Duncan Murdoch <>
Date: Fri, 18 Mar 2011 21:48:15 -0400

On 18/03/2011 8:43 PM, Shige Song wrote:
> One thing that Linux makes trivially easy is to interpolate R with C++
> through the Rcpp package. The GCC compiler collection is part of all
> mainstream Linux distro. This is, however, not the case with Windows:
> you may be able to do it eventually (not sure about this point), but
> it takes quite some tweaks...

Installing the tools to build R will give you similar tools to what you have on Linux. If you're unfamiliar with the Unix way of doing things, then both will be difficult at first; if you know Unix already, then both will be easy.

The R tools are available from

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