[R] general questions about R on debian/powerpc

From: Tamas Papp <tpapp_at_axelero.hu>
Date: Mon 05 Jul 2004 - 17:39:30 EST


Hi,

I am about to but a laptop, and have narrowed the choices down to a Dell Latitude 600 and an Apple Powerbook G4 Aluminium (Princeton provides these models at a discount for grad students).

I am biased towards the Powerbook, and would like to run Debian on it. I have only used debian on i386 platforms so far. I use R quite frequently, so I would be interested in your experience of running R in debian/ppc --- are there any quirks with libraries, any packages that don't compile, anything that should discourage me from buying a powerbook or running debian on it, etc.

I would also be interested in your experience with the speed of the platform. I have never used a RISC processor before, so I don't know whether the claims that it delivers much more power per MHz are valid.

Please share anything that you consider relevant. If you think that it's not R-related, please send an e-mail to the either address below instead of the list.

Thanks,

Tamas

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