RE: [R] Mandrake 10.1

From: bogdan romocea <br44114_at_yahoo.com>
Date: Thu 17 Mar 2005 - 00:41:33 EST

> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: r-help
> > On Behalf Of bogdan romocea
> > Sent: Tuesday, March 15, 2005 2:49 PM
> >
> > I would suggest that you consider another GNU/Linux distribution,

> I don't think it is necessary. Mandrake 10.1 is fine for
> running R.[1] I have Mandrake 10.1 (Community) at home
> running on my notebook and I was able to compile R without
> any problems - just using the software that was shipped with
> this distribution.

It is certainly not necessary; even Windows is fine for running R. However, assuming R is not the only package to be installed and then upgraded, switching from something like Mandrake to something like Mepis may result in significant time savings, which is what I care about most. (Your mileage may vary.) I used Mdk for a couple of years and prefer to not remember how many hours I wasted on something as trivial as installing and upgrading packages. (Compilation will not save you always from having to manually upgrade other libraries, especially as your Mdk installation gets older.)



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