[R-SIG-Mac] Transitioning from Mac to LInux?

Bert Gunter bgunter@4567 @end|ng |rom gm@||@com
Wed Apr 1 20:57:15 CEST 2020

As you are asking about R experience from Unix-alike OS users, I think
you would clearly do better to ask on the - debian and/or -fedora

Bert Gunter

"The trouble with having an open mind is that people keep coming along
and sticking things into it."
-- Opus (aka Berkeley Breathed in his "Bloom County" comic strip )

On Wed, Apr 1, 2020 at 11:49 AM Carl Witthoft <carl using witthoft.com> wrote:
>   If I should ask over at r-sig-debian instead of here, please tell me.
> I don't wish to clog r-sig-mac with off-topic stuff.
> I've been watching the massive headaches people are dealing with trying
> to keep R fully compatible with each MacOS X upgrade,  I'm wondering
> whether replacing my iMac (2009) with a new Mac really makes sense from
> an R - user point of view, as opposed to getting some inexpensive
> desktop and installing Linux.  I know I can run R and RStudio under
> Linux, for example,  but don't know what limitations, if any there are
> when it comes to building packages from source, getting compatible
> compilers,  and so on.
> What have some of you 'power R users' discovered when/if you tried to
> build , or incorporate Bioconductor or other repository's packages under
> Linux?
> --
> Carl Witthoft
> carl using witthoft.com
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