[R-sig-Geo] There is a better distribution of linux to get the best performance of R, GRASS.. etc?
ssefick at gmail.com
Fri Sep 17 15:12:11 CEST 2010
The mac OS gradually introduced me to unix, and now I run Ubuntu. I
don't know how I ever lived without it. You have to be willing to
tinker, but it will get you where/and well beyond where you need to
my 2 pennies,
On Fri, Sep 17, 2010 at 7:38 AM, Rainer M Krug <r.m.krug at gmail.com> wrote:
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> On 17/09/10 14:33, stefano wrote:
>> Dear Jaime,
>> 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
> Completely agreed. I installed Linux (at that time OpenSuSE, now Ubuntu)
> on a new partition on my HDD, and after about 6 months, I realised that
> I haven't used Windows at all - and the partition was gone.
>> 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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