Re: R-alpha: Re: Linux

Kurt Hornik (
Mon, 24 Feb 1997 21:41:53 +0100

Date: Mon, 24 Feb 1997 21:41:53 +0100
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From: Kurt Hornik <>
To: Peter Dalgaard BSA <>
Subject: Re: R-alpha: Re: Linux
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>>>>> "Peter" == Peter Dalgaard BSA <> writes:

> "Heberto Ghezzo" <heberto@MEAKINS.Lan.McGill.CA> writes:
>> Hi, since the Win95 version of R seems to be far away, I decided to 
>> get the Linux version, so I install Linus, the gcc compiler set, the 
>                                       ^^^^^
> Hmm. I suspect Tove and the baby will want him back soon ;^)

>> X-windows set and tried to compile r_0.16-1alpha. I am using Linux 
>> 1.2.8 with gcc 2.6.3, libs 4.6.27 XFree86 3.1.1 and XView 3.2p1
>> Configure works OK but make does not. After compiling same files 
>> starts giving errors because it can not find 'exp' and 'log'.
>> Seems that same math library is missing, can somebody help??
>> Thanks.

> That's a mighty old version you've got there (well, fall'95 is a long
> time ago in that world). If you're installing Linux only to be able to
> run R, you can save yourself a lot of trouble by using a version that
> at the very least is based on ELF binaries. That's RedHat 3.0.3 or
> later (4.1 is current) or Slackware 3.0+ (I think). I'm not sure
> exactly what you are experiencing, but with newer versions it simply
> isn't there, everything has worked smooth as silk.

Or there is Debian GNU/Linux 1.2.x (currently, 1.2.7 if you can get it
over the net).

I recommend using either Debian or RedHat.

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