[R] recommended linux environment for R

Martyn Plummer plummer at iarc.fr
Wed Jul 5 16:15:24 CEST 2000

On 05-Jul-00 Jens Oehlschlägel wrote:
> Hello,
> I'd like to ask whether there is a prefered linux distribution for use with
> R (Suse, Redhat, Debian) and what fortran compiler is recommended (f77 or
> f2c)?

R runs on a wide variety of platforms and there is no preferred one. Normally
differences between Linux distributions are very slight: at one point in time
they will have different versions of the same software. Packaged binaries of
R are provided for the three major Linux distributions that you mention.

There is currently a problem with dynamically loading Fortran on Red Hat 6.2,
so you should avoid this for the time being.

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