[R-sig-Geo] There is a better distribution of linux to get the best performance of R, GRASS.. etc?
stefano at casalegno.net
Fri Sep 17 14:33:49 CEST 2010
The Ubuntu distribution works fine with GIS and spatial analysis OS
software. It is rich of support for beginners.
You can try the http://gisvm.com/ Ubuntu virtual machine that includes
GRASS R Qgis SAGA and many other interesting tools.
You can also try the virtual machine from the www.spatial-ecology.net
that is very similar. The spatial-ecology wiki provide many examples and
tutorials for beginners willing to learn GIS and spatial analysis using
OS softwares under GUI and under a command line interface. Just register
and explore it.
In my point of view, a slow migration is worst than a complete immediate
shift to Linux. Just open the pinguin and do not close it, you will find
a way to solve your processing difficulties. At the beginning you will
take longer time for doing the same processing you are used to, but in
short time you gain much rapidity, stability of the system and
On Fri, 2010-09-17 at 13:43 +0200, Virgilio Gomez Rubio wrote:
> Dear Jaime,
> In addition to all options pointed out, you may want to try Quantian:
> It provides a scientific computing environment based on knoppix and it
> can boot from a CD/DVD. R and Grass are both included. This will give
> you a flavour of what is available with no installation at all. Expect
> it to be slower than a proper installation on the hard drive.
> Hope this helps.
> El jue, 16-09-2010 a las 12:05 -0500, Jaime Burbano Girón escribió:
> > Hi all.
> > I am thinking in start using Linux slowly while I stop using Windows. I
> > would like to know if there is a special distribution of Linux recomendend
> > for the use of R and GRASS, or in general if there is a better distribution
> > of linux than the others, honestly I just have heard about Ubuntu.
> > Aditionally I would like to know if someone has a negative experience in the
> > migration from Windows to Linuxm and if there are some tips for complete
> > succesfully this process.
> > Thanks for your answers. My best regards.
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