[R] switching to Linux, suggestions?
siegfried.gonzi at stud.uni-graz.at
Tue Dec 14 10:30:07 CET 2004
doktora v wrote:
>I'm using SUSE with success on intel laptop and AMD desktop. You get
>the best of both worlds: rpm and source. I can easily get the rpm
>packages i need, and compile on my own the things that i can spend
>time on (such as R 2.0.1 -- compiles out of the box on suse).
>BTW, I'm looking to switch to Mac platform. Anyone had any experience
>with that? I'm expecting on a power G4 laptop later this week.... hope
There is one issue about SuSE Linux: The "Professional version" and the
"Standard distribution". The professional version cost a tad more.
The advantage of the professional version: you get always the header
files too in some cases. I once had SuSE Linux 8 on my old Celeron
laptop. At that time I tried to install "Numerics" on Python. But with
no avail because the "Standard SuSE distribution" lacks some additional
header files and you get always the bare minimum only.
That said: the normal SuSE distribution will always let you aft-install
all the things you need.
PS: I hope I am not saying somthing outragiuous wrong now: but there
exists a free Fortran 95 compiler from INTEL for Linux. As far as I know
it is the one and only free Fortran 95 compiler out there (okay gnu g95
is on its way). However, it is hard to get INTEL Fortran 95 running on
Debian Linux a colleague told me. I for myslef can only say that I had
had no problems in installing Fortran 95 from INTEL on SuSE.
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