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

From: Prof Brian Ripley <ripley_at_stats.ox.ac.uk>
Date: Wed, 5 Dec 2007 17:19:40 +0000 (GMT)

Note that Ottorino has only 1GB of RAM installed, which makes a 64-bit version of R somewhat moot. See chapter 8 of

http://cran.r-project.org/doc/manuals/R-admin.html

I would install a i386 version of R on x86_64 Linux unless I had 2Gb or more of RAM. I don't know how easily that works on Ubuntu these days, but I would try it.

On Wed, 5 Dec 2007, Ljubomir J. Buturovic wrote:

>
> 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
> > P.zle Cascine 28 50144 Firenze Italia
> > Tel 39 055 3288 202 (348 lab) Fax 39 055 333 273
> > OLPantani@unifi.it http://www4.unifi.it/dssnp/

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