[R] Best 64-bit Linux distro for R?

Girish A.R. garamach at gmail.com
Mon Feb 9 03:29:04 CET 2009

So, does that mean I can install Ubuntu 64-bit "amd64" server edition
on a machine that has Intel Xeon processor without much of a problem?


On Feb 9, 5:33 am, "M. Edward (Ed) Borasky" <zzn... at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Sun, Feb 8, 2009 at 3:54 PM, Dirk Eddelbuettel <e... at debian.org> wrote:
> > To differentiate the then-different
> > chips of AMD from Intels Itanium ia64 line, the 'amd64' name was
> > introduced.  These days ia64 is ancient history and "we're all amd64 users".
> > By the way, if you decide to go with Ubuntu or Debian, the r-sig-debian list
> > is there to help.
> > Hth, Dirk
> You will also see the "amd64" architecture referred to by the name
> "x86_64". It is yet another name for the same architecture. As far as
> the choice of distro is concerned, I've had total success with R on
> all the major distros on my 64-bit machine. But I would definitely
> give the nod to a Debian-based distro like Ubuntu because of the large
> existing base of R packages in the Debian / Ubuntu repositories.
> --
> M. Edward (Ed) Borasky
> I've never met a happy clam. In fact, most of them were pretty steamed.
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