[R] R on netbooks et al?
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Sun Mar 8 13:08:42 CET 2009
At 08:47 05/03/2009, herrdittmann at yahoo.co.uk wrote:
>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?
One issue is whether you wish to use Linux or Windows. If you do use
Linux I would advise picking a netbook with one of the standard
distributions. The early EEE PC had Xandros and dire warnings about
using the Debian repositiories. In fact I had no problem despite a
total lack of experience although I am not sure what will happy with
the recent move to lenny.
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