[R] switching to Linux, suggestions?

Hu Chen chencheva at gmail.com
Tue Dec 14 13:56:07 CET 2004

debian vs rpm again... everywhere..

On Tue, 14 Dec 2004 10:30:07 +0100, Siegfried Gonzi
<siegfried.gonzi at stud.uni-graz.at> wrote:
> 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
> >R behaves...
> >
> Hello:
> 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.
> Regards,
> S. Gonzi
> 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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