[R] question about performance on different operating systems

A.J. Rossini rossini at blindglobe.net
Thu Dec 13 18:41:00 CET 2001

>>>>> "PG" == Philippe Grosjean <phgrosje at ulb.ac.be> writes:

    PG> Anyway, it is a fact that Linux is faster than Windows on the
    PG> same box. 

As much as I dislike using Microsoft OSs for development and
simulation work, this is just flat out wrong.  It is a fact that for
particular situations and contexts, Linux might be faster, but not
universally, not even in a general context such as "working with R".
It should be a bit more specific than that.


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