[R] Which Linux distribution?

Thomas Lumley thomas at biostat.washington.edu
Thu Jan 20 17:47:06 CET 2000

On Thu, 20 Jan 2000, [iso-8859-1] Eusebio Arenal Gutiérrez wrote:

> I'm an user of R for Windows (95/NT PENTIUM I and II) mostly for educational
> purposes. I thinking of moving to Linux, is there any Linux distribution in
> which R works better? or it would have to work fine in any Linux

It appears to work fine on all Linux distributions. We have reports of
success on at least Caldera OpenLinux, Red Hat, SUSE, Debian, and 
LinuxPPC for the Macintosh. 

Many Linux distributions do not install all the required header files by
default, in particular the X windows headers.  These are often in an
optional package called something like xfree86-dev.  These must be
installed to build R.


Thomas Lumley
Assistant Professor, Biostatistics
University of Washington, Seattle

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