[R] R on netbooks et al?

Erik Iverson iverson at biostat.wisc.edu
Thu Mar 5 15:03:14 CET 2009

I've installed Ubuntu, Emacs, and R on my Samsung NC10 with 2 GB RAM.  I think 
the keyboard is very usable on the NC10, and it has about 5-7 hours of battery 
life, which is also nice.  R runs just fine on it.  I'd consider paying extra 
for the Samsung just for the keyboard.

herrdittmann at yahoo.co.uk wrote:
> Dear useRs,
> With the rise of netbooks and 'lifestyle laptops" I am tempted to get one of these to mainly run R on it. Processor power and hard disk space seem to be ok. What I wonder is the handling and feel with respect to R.
> Has anyone here installed or is running R on one of these, and if so, what is your experience? Would it be more of a nice looking gadget than a feasable platform to do some stats on?
> Many thanks,
> Bernd
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