[R] a Q about R in unix

Don MacQueen macq at llnl.gov
Wed Jan 23 07:29:28 CET 2008

I would suggest that you view unix and linux as being essentially the 
same, from the point of view of using R.

I use ESS for syntax coloring, help with indentation and parentheses 
matching, that sort of thing, and it works very well.


At 11:08 AM -0500 1/22/08, Wensui Liu wrote:
>Dear All,
>I finally have chance to have R install on our unix server. However,
>the system admin asked me if I prefer command-line or gui interface.
>I have experience with R on linux before but never use R on unix. Here
>are my questions that I need you guys help.
>1) is there a good gui for R/unix like we do for windows and mac?
>2) if the answer for 1) is yes, which one is better interms of
>computing performance and stability, cmd or gui?
>3) do you have experience with ess+emacs on unix with R? Any insight?
>This will be an experimental use of R in our company. If I can make a
>successful case out of it, we might be able to use it in a larger
>scale. So your input and help are highly appreciated.
>WenSui Liu
>Statistical Project Manager
>ChoicePoint Precision Marketing
>R-help at r-project.org mailing list
>PLEASE do read the posting guide http://www.R-project.org/posting-guide.html
>and provide commented, minimal, self-contained, reproducible code.

Don MacQueen
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
Livermore, CA, USA
macq at llnl.gov

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