[R] "preferred" version of Linux for R?

Simon Blomberg s.blomberg1 at uq.edu.au
Wed Apr 9 01:32:07 CEST 2008

There are binaries on CRAN for several distros. There is the
R-sig-debian list for debian users. As far as I know, there are no
mailing lists for other distros. This may indicate a preference for
debian among R users. Or it may mean that debian is so difficult to use
with R that it requires a mailing list. :-) As a debian user, I prefer
the first explanation.



On Tue, 2008-04-08 at 13:36 -0700, Thomas Pujol wrote:
> Is there a recommended/preferred version of Linux for using with R? Is there one version of Linux that R-users prefer, and/or that works "better" with R?  I am working with "large" datasets, and hope to take advantage of as much RAM as reasonable (8-32gb?).
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