[Rd] R on AIX?

Prof Brian Ripley ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
Fri Feb 15 05:04:14 CET 2008

A few people have reported success on AIX 5.2, and their experiences are 
in the 'R Installation and Administration Manual'.  At least one of those 
people has reported success on AIX 5.3 as well.  Of course, we tend only 
to hear about failures.

On Thu, 14 Feb 2008, Susan R. Atlas wrote:

> Hi,
>   Last year our systems group tried to install R on an IBM
> p5-570 machine (16 nodes, 256 GB shared RAM), running AIX 5.3.   They
> ran into all sorts of difficulties and finally gave up.
>   I am interested in trying again (and working with an IBM support
> group if necessary), but before embarking on this odyssey I was
> wondering if anyone on this list has ever successfully run
> R on a similar architecture/AIX OS?   If so, is there any
> kind of cribsheet or other underground documentation that we could
> consult to get around any AIX peculiarities?
>   Given IBM's long-term interest in the Life Sciences, it seems hard to
> believe that R would not be supported on this platform, but
> that is what we heard through the grapevine.
>   Thanks for any thoughts/help with this.
>    - Susan
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> Susan R. Atlas
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