Re: [R] R + Linux

From: Dirk Eddelbuettel <>
Date: Fri, 06 Jun 2008 15:52:40 -0500

On 6 June 2008 at 16:18, Kevin E. Thorpe wrote:

| Any of the three distros mentioned are sure to be fine.
| Personally, I find the sysadmin tool in opensuse to be
| fantastic for a novice.
| It comes down to preference.  Try some live versions of the distros to
| see what you like best.

While that is certainly true, there is a difference that doesn't get mentioned as much.

On Debian + Ubuntu you also get numerous add-ons and extension that the other distros may not have such as

As you say, preferences. The ease of installation with Ubuntu (and also with the more recent Debian installers) coupled with the richer set of packages tilts this at least in my book. But that's just my $0.02.


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