[R] Which Linux OS on Athlon amd64, to comfortably run R?

From: Ljubomir J. Buturovic <ljubomir_at_sfsu.edu>
Date: Wed, 5 Dec 2007 08:39:42 -0800

Hi Ottorino,

I have been using R on 64-bit Ubuntu for about a year without problems, both Intel and AMD CPUs. Installing and using several packages (e1071, svmpath, survival) also works. However, I had to install R from source:

$ gunzip -c R-2.6.1.tar.gz | tar xvf -
$ cd R-2.6.1
$ ./configure --enable-R-shlib; make; make pdf
# make install; make install-pdf

Notice that `make install' has to be run as root.

I am using Feisty Fawn (Ubuntu 7.04), although I doubt that makes a difference.

Hope this helps,

Ljubomir

8rino-Luca Pantani writes:
> Dear R-users.
> I eventually bought myself a new computer with the following
> characteristics:
>
> Processor AMD ATHLON 64 DUAL CORE 4000+ (socket AM2)
> Mother board ASR SK-AM2 2
> Ram Corsair Value 1 GB DDR2 800 Mhz
> Hard Disk WESTERN DIGITAL 160 GB SATA2 8MB
>
> I'm a newcomer to the Linux world.
> I started using it (Ubuntu 7.10 at work and FC4 on laptop) on a regular
> basis on May.
> I must say I'm quite comfortable with it, even if I have to re-learn a
> lot of things. But this is not a problem, I will improve my knowledge
> with time.
>
> My main problem now, is that I installed Ubuntu 7.10 Gutsy Gibbon on the
> new one amd64.
>
> To install R on it i followed the directions found here
> http://help.nceas.ucsb.edu/index.php/Installing_R_on_Ubuntu
>
> but unfortunately it did not work.
>
> After reading some posts on the R-SIG-debian list, such as
>
> https://stat.ethz.ch/pipermail/r-sig-debian/2007-October/000253.html
>
> I immediately realize that an amd64 is not the right processor to make
> life easy.
>
> Therefore I would like to know from you, how can I solve this problem:
> Should I install the i386 version of R ?
> Should I install another flavour of Linux ?
> Which one ?
> Fedora Core 7 ?
> Debian ?
>
> Thanks a lot, for any suggestion
>
> --
> Ottorino-Luca Pantani, UniversitÓ di Firenze
> Dip. Scienza del Suolo e Nutrizione della Pianta
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