[R] Which Linux distribution?

Peter Dalgaard BSA p.dalgaard at biostat.ku.dk
Thu Jan 20 22:40:01 CET 2000

Thomas Lumley <thomas at biostat.washington.edu> writes:

> 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. 

We've seen some trouble with OpenLinux where parts of the Fortran
setup turned out to be absent, causing someone to comment that it
would seem to be a more user-friendly than developer-friendly
distribution. I'd suspect Corel to be of the same variety, but I'd be
happy to be proven wrong. 

RedHat and Debian are on several of the developers' machines so they
are a pretty safe bet, but SuSE and Mandrake would also be unlikely to
cause trouble.

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