[R] Running R from CD?

Mulholland, Tom Tom.Mulholland at dpi.wa.gov.au
Tue Nov 23 03:49:25 CET 2004

I have noticed that R 2.0 did run slower than I thought it should. It's only now that you've raised the issue that I realise how much slower. However since I only use the CD when I am working on other people's machines I can't really say if there are other factors impacting upon the performance. I'll dig up the old disk, make some comparisons and forward the results.

The bottom line is that it is not a big issue for me.

Tom Mulholland

-----Original Message-----
From: Prof Brian Ripley [mailto:ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk]
Subject: Re: [R] Running R from CD?
BTW, I believe running R 2.0.x from a CD will be a lot slower than 1.9.1
because of lazy loading and frequent file accesses: that's a theoretical 
issue we intend to address for 2.1.0, but not one anyone has yet commented 
that it is a problem.

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