[R] Power PC with a linux distribution and R

Dirk Eddelbuettel edd at debian.org
Fri Sep 12 23:31:25 CEST 2008

On 12 September 2008 at 16:30, stephen sefick wrote:
| This is an operating system question, but it is with the intent of
| using R on that operating system.  I have an ibook G4 Power PC that I
| am going to install linux on.  Is there a better, worse, or perhaps
| easier (I am a linux newby migrating from mac) distribution that I
| should look at.  I appreciate your help.  I didn't post this in the
| sig-mac because I don't know if it fits there better than anywhere
| else.

Maybe this helps:


You'd get the usual Debian support of R, five or six dozen CRAN packages,
ESS, Ra, Ggobi, littler, MPI support, and much much more.

Some people like Debian, some people hate it.  Your mileage may vary. I have
never own a powerpc so take it with a grain of salt.  But as a general
statement, the Debian installer has gotten rather nice under the competitive
pressure from some of the other distros :) And 20,000 packages is a nice pool
to draw from.


Three out of two people have difficulties with fractions.

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