R-beta: Choice of Linux for R and other things
C.Evans at sghms.ac.uk
Sat Jul 4 19:32:03 CEST 1998
I have been lurking on the R-help list for some weeks now. I am
essentially a half-time research support/statistical support person
here in the Medical School (despite misleading title below!) I have
recently converted to S-plus from a mixture of SAS, SPSS and
other things and am enormously impressed and pleased by the
new power and coherence it has given my work. However, recent
disasters with M$ things (notably Word97 and tables!) and some
problems I'm hearing of with the latest releases of S-plus have
made me think seriously of converting to R and Latex/Bibtex for my
basic tools. Hence a question to the list that is a little tangential to
R itself but will lead to that!
The question is:
what version of Linux should I get for my dual Pentium Pro machine
which is now releasing itself from NT (by NT collapsing!)? I want
the best and easiest platform for R, possible Xplore, LispStat,
Latex and Bibtex. Anyone got a strong view or any advice?
Please reply to me individually, I'll summarise to the list if anyone
asks, you may all be above this!
Best wishes and thanks in advance,
Chris Evans, Senior Lecturer in Psychotherapy,
Locum Consultant to the
Prudence Skynner Family Therapy Clinic,
St. George's Hospital Medical School, London University
C.Evans at sghms.ac.uk http://psyctc.sghms.ac.uk/
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