Re: [R] R + Linux

From: Daniel Folkinshteyn <dfolkins_at_gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 06 Jun 2008 17:34:07 -0400

another vote for ubuntu here - works for me, and quite trouble-free. add the r-project repositories, and you're sure to always have the latest, too. (if you don't care for the latest R, you can of course also just get R from the distro's repos as well)

on 06/06/2008 05:22 PM Abhijit Dasgupta said the following:
> I've had R on an Ubuntu system for about 18 months now, and getting R
> up and running was a breeze. (I didn't realize it earlier, but Dirk
> certainly gets my vote of thanks for his efforts in making this process
> as easy as it is). Specially in terms of dependencies and the like, the
> Ubuntu packaging system has made things specially easy. I've also had
> the experience of installing R on a RedHat Enterprise System on a new
> server at university, and the dependencies issues was much more
> problematic (albeit, I wasn't allowed to use yum because of the way our
> IT people had set it up), specially at the compiler level. Just my
> limited experience in this area. In any case, I'm not going back to
> Windows now if not forced; I've been quite happy with my experience in
> the Linux world.
>
> Abhijit
>
> Markus Jäntti wrote:

>> I have both Debian, Ubuntu, RedHat and CentOS systems, and primary run R
>> on the Debian and RedHat machines. I have encountered few problems
>> running R on RedHat/CentOS, but I do think the Debian/Ubuntu package
>> management system, combined with the kind provision of packages, makes
>> life a lot simpler. (Yes, many thanks to Dirk!).
>>
>> Also, the ease of installing and maintaining among with the highly
>> useful user forums of Ubuntu would lead me to recommend that particular
>> distribution.
>>
>> Regards,
>>
>> Markus
>>
>> On Fri, 2008-06-06 at 14:13 -0400, steven wilson wrote:
>>   
>>> Dear all;
>>>
>>> I'm planning to install Linux on my computer to run R (I'm bored of
>>> W..XP). However, I haven't used Linux before and I would appreciate,
>>> if possible, suggestions/comments about what could be the best option
>>> install, say Fedora, Ubuntu or OpenSuse which to my impression are the
>>> most popular ones (at least on the R-help lists). The computer is a PC
>>> desktop with 4GB RAM and  Intel Quad-Core Xeon processor and will be
>>> used only to run R.
>>>
>>> Thanks
>>> Steven
>>>
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