Re: [R] Linux Distribution Choice

From: jon butchar <>
Date: Mon 20 Feb 2006 - 12:56:22 EST

On Sunday 19 February 2006 10:59, Graham Smith wrote:
> I am making some tentative steps into using Linux (Mandriva at the moment)
> and notice that not all the Linux binaries on CRAN are the latest release.
> As R (plus Grass) will be key programs for me on Linux, is there a
> preferred Linux distribution that people in the R communiuty use?
> Many thanks,
> Graham
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As others stated, much depends on what you're comfortable using on a long-term basis and that can depend on several things.

With Linux, I gravitated towards Gentoo simply because the "portage" system made updating very easy.

You could also look into FreeBSD ( It's a mature, very well put together operating system (also my personal choice), and the R port is usually kept up to date.

Best of luck,

jon mailing list PLEASE do read the posting guide! Received on Mon Feb 20 13:04:58 2006

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