R-beta: R rules!

John vanVlaanderen johnvv at hotmail.com
Wed Oct 22 19:05:45 CEST 1997

Hi All,

I'm really glad to hear that R rules on Linux, because Linux rules 
everywhere else.

If time allows, the effort is well worth while to create an "rpm" file.

rpm is the default package hanlder created by RedHat Linux, which is the 
most popular Linux package.  Generally packages are now most commonly 
stored in /opt/R, /usr/R, /home/R, /home/<machname>/R, or /usr/local/R.

/opt is the latest craze and having been adopted by the major vendors is 
will probably last past the millenia.

rpm is a command and a *.rpm file is an installable cross between a tgz 
and an self extracting *.exe file.  To reinterate, it is a star product 
and in the copy-left.  It interfaces with the Caldera owned LISA ( Linux 
Installation and Sys Admin App ).  Slack, Redhat, and Caldera are all 
good products, though I favor Caldera becuase it will very likely be the 
first Linux to be accepted in the Corp. arena.

BTW, I am still trying to get R running on HPUX; I am missing the X 
libraries, which is moot to me because I plan to use R as a co-process 
to a perl multithreading dataserver which will be getting data on the 
STDIN and writing to shared persistant objects.  Since R is only one 
piece of that and I will have to wait to get the other parts, not to 
mention my crash course in stats, I am in no hurry.  None-the-less 
advice here would be welcome.

John van V.

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