[R] R on netbooks et al?

Liaw, Andy andy_liaw at merck.com
Thu Mar 5 21:32:28 CET 2009

From: Michael A. Miller
 Subject: Re: [R] R on netbooks et al?
> >>>>> "Jim" == Jim Lemon <jim at bitwrit.com.au> writes:
>     > I've got R on my little EeePC as well. Great for most jobs
>     > and I highly recommend a DC/DC convertor for plugging into
>     > your car's cigarette lighter to get around the crap battery
>     > problem.
> I run R on my Eee PC as well - no problems there.  At less than
> $400 US and just barely larger than my copy of Venables and
> Ripley, it has been real value.  Eee PC 1000HA, >5 hour battery
> life (I've never used it long enough to run out of juice), 95%
> sized keyboard (a bit cramped), dual 1.6GHz atom processors, 140
> Gbyte drive, 1 Gbyte ram, R, emacs, IDL, TeX/LaTeX, cygwin,
> python, openoffice, acrobat, msoffice.  Plus, with external
> monitor, keyboard and mouse, it functions well as a full
> workstation for me at home.
> Mike

Are you sure that's dual atoms?  AFAIK it has a single Atom N270 (single
core) at 1.6GHz.  With hyper-threading, you may see "two cpus".

My desktop at home has the Atom N330, the only dual-core Atom released
so far.  It's fine for day-to-day use, but my old Athlon64 3200 runs
faster.  I got the Atom for the low power (I keep it on 24/7).

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