Re: [R] R + Linux

From: Hank Stevens <HStevens_at_muohio.edu>
Date: Sun, 08 Jun 2008 10:05:53 -0400

I typically use a Mac (I love it) with Aquamacs, LaTeX, and R, and recently started using Linux Ubuntu as well. Ubuntu is the only distribution I have ever tried, and I really like it. I like it so much that I would have made my switch complete, but cannot find replacement for the PDF cut and paste functionality of the Mac.

Ubuntu has amazing built in upgrade GUI's and other bells and whistles that a Mac user like me has come to depend on.

Hank

On Jun 6, 2008, at 3:18 PM, Douglas Bates wrote:

> On Fri, Jun 6, 2008 at 1:13 PM, steven wilson <swpt07@gmail.com>
> 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.
>
> Ah yes, we haven't had a good flame war for a long time. Let's start
> discussing the relative merits of various Linux distributions. That
> should heat things up a bit.
>
> I can only speak about Ubuntu. I have used it exclusively for several
> years now and find it to be superb. In my opinion it is easy to
> install and maintain and has very good support for R (take a bow,
> Dirk).
>
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