[R] R on Sharp Zaurus 5500?

Peter Dalgaard BSA p.dalgaard at biostat.ku.dk
Sat Nov 16 19:35:59 CET 2002

"Stuart Leask" <stuart.leask at nottingham.ac.uk> writes:

> > >From my peeks at the Zauron docs, it would seem that you'd need to
> > write a new graphics driver for the embedded-Qt stuff since there's no
> > ordinary X server running on the machine. If that would work on
> > generic Qt to make up a "kR" interface (KDE-look+feel compatible),
> > that could be well worth it anyway.
> I see the Zaurus now has an X-server. 
> http://www.killefiz.de/zaurus/showdetail.php?app=591
> And the SL-5600 has even more memory.

Requires external memory, though, if I read correctly. 

> Has anyone made any progress on getting R to run on this platform?

Anyone have access to the hardware?
> Someone has managed to get Octave going (in a mere 4Mb!)
> http://students.bath.ac.uk/enpsgp/Zaurus/

If anyone wants to try, I'd expect that a no-graphics R would be
fairly simple to do (for a start), *provided* we can get past the NA
representation issue that bugged us on the Debian/ARM machines.

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