[R-SIG-Mac] R and R-Studio in new MacBook Pro retina with flash storage

Prof Brian Ripley ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
Sat Dec 15 11:40:50 CET 2012

On 15/12/2012 02:36, Ray DiGiacomo, Jr. wrote:
> Hi Victor,
> I have a MacBook Pro with Retina display and use R everyday.  I have not
> seen any issues related to the flash storage.
> I have not used RStudio very frequently so I cannot say if that software
> works well on a Retina model - but I am assuming it does.
> R is mainly a RAM-oriented tool so the flash-style disk storage probably
> won't be much of a problem.

'Flash storage' (you mean an SSD, I presume) is hardly new: my 2008 Mac 
Book Air had it, and all recent MBAs do (including the one I now have).

As far as any application (including R and RStudio) sees, the OS 
presents a POSIX file system, and that is true for a spinning disc, an 
SSD or a 'fusion drive' ....

> Best Regards,
> Ray DiGiacomo, Jr.

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> On Fri, Dec 14, 2012 at 6:23 PM, Víctor Manuel García-Guerrero <
> vicmgg at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Hi,
>> I am thinking to change my old white MacBook for a new MacBook Pro retina
>> display with flash storage, but I realized that flash storage has another
>> logic of storage. So I would like to know if I could use R and R-Studio
>> without any problem with a MacBook pro flash storage.
>> Thanks in advance,
>> Víctor M. García

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