[R] R under Pocket PC

A.J. Rossini blindglobe at gmail.com
Wed Nov 10 08:49:17 CET 2004

One concern I recall from looking into this a while back (hopefully
not founded) was the issue with floating point handling on the ARMs
and similar PDA CPUs.

This was relevant to the familiar/intimate linux distro's around 18-24
months ago, when I was considering an IPAQ or Zaurus to replace my old
but not dead yet palm.

On 09 Nov 2004 19:06:39 +0000, David Whiting <david.whiting at ncl.ac.uk> wrote:
> Gabor Grothendieck <ggrothendieck at myway.com> writes:
> > David Whiting <david.whiting <at> ncl.ac.uk> writes:
> >
> >
> > : It is interesting this has come up at this time. Two days ago I
> > : installed Linux on a Psion 5MX (16Mb RAM) and am tickled pink by
> > : it. Installation is easy. At the moment I only have a small
> > : compactflash disk so I have not been able to install X windows or R
> > : yet.
> >
> > You could see if MacAnova will install -- its an R/S-like package.
> > Its pretty small (even runs on 640K DOS) and is quite portable.  Its
> > not as powerful as R but its still amazingly powerful and you might
> > be able to fit it on.
> Thanks. I took a quick look and I think I would have to cross-compile
> it (I didn't find an ARM binary).  When I get my larger compactflash
> card I am hoping that I will be able to just get the ARM debian
> package (and all the assorted dependencies) without having to setup a
> cross-compiling tool chain---I will have to take a look and see what
> is involved in doing this. I don't have a compiler installed on the
> Psion and probably would not have enough room for all the libraries
> (just guessing here).
> Dave
> --
> David Whiting
> University of Newcastle upon Tyne, UK
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