[R-sig-Debian] REvolution R sneaking inside Ubuntu ???
maechler at stat.math.ethz.ch
Mon Oct 5 09:52:49 CEST 2009
Read this on R-help,
subject "[R] Ubuntu, Revolutions, R".
I can hardly believe it's true and at the moment suspect
that Andrew has a very unusual '/etc/apt/sources.list' or
(an analogoue of that)
Any qualified comments,
Dirk Eddelbuettel, Vincent Goulet, ??
>>>>> "AC" == Andrew Choens <andy.choens at gmail.com>
>>>>> on Sun, 4 Oct 2009 23:40:44 -0400 writes:
AC> For those who don't follow Ubuntu development carefully,
AC> the first Beta for the next Ubuntu was recently
AC> released, so I took my home system and upgraded to help
AC> out with filing bugs, etc.
AC> Just to be clear, I am not looking for help with the
AC> upgrade process. I've had R, and a few miscellaneous
AC> CRAN packages installed on this computer for years.
AC> Today, when I loaded an R session I had developed before
AC> the upgrade, I saw something new in my R "welcome
>> R version 2.9.2 (2009-08-24)
>> Copyright (C) 2009 The R Foundation for Statistical Computing
>> ISBN 3-900051-07-0
>> R is free software and comes with ABSOLUTELY NO WARRANTY.
>> You are welcome to redistribute it under certain conditions.
>> Type 'license()' or 'licence()' for distribution details.
>> R is a collaborative project with many contributors.
>> Type 'contributors()' for more information and
>> 'citation()' on how to cite R or R packages in publications.
>> This is REvolution R version 3.0.0:
>> the optimized distribution of R from REvolution Computing.
>> REvolution R enhancements Copyright (C) REvolution Computing, Inc.
>> Checking for REvolution MKL:
>> - REvolution R enhancements not installed.
>> For improved performance and other extensions: apt-get install revolution-r
AC> The last part, about this being the "enhanced" version of R was . . .
AC> unexpected. I have heard of this company before and now I've spent some time
AC> on their website. Looking at my installation, Ubuntu did not install any of
AC> the REvolution Computing components, although R now basically thows a warning
AC> every time I start it.
AC> My question(s) for the community is this (pick any question(s) you like to
AC> Should I install the REvolution Computing packages?
AC> Do these packages really make R faster?
AC> Are these packages stable?
AC> What are your experiences with REvolution Computing software?
AC> I am interested in hearing from members of the community, REvolution Computing
AC> employees/supporters (although please ID yourself as such) and most anyone
AC> else. I can see what they say on their website, but I'm interested in getting
AC> other opinions too.
AC> R-help at r-project.org mailing list
AC> PLEASE do read the posting guide http://www.R-project.org/posting-guide.html
AC> and provide commented, minimal, self-contained, reproducible code.
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