[R] R on netbooks et al?

Michael Dewey info at aghmed.fsnet.co.uk
Sun Mar 8 13:08:42 CET 2009

At 08:47 05/03/2009, 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?

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.

>Many thanks,

Michael Dewey

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