[R] R on Sharp Zaurus 5500?

Peter Dalgaard BSA p.dalgaard at biostat.ku.dk
Mon Nov 18 22:19:44 CET 2002

verzani at math.csi.cuny.edu writes:

> For what it is worth, here are my experiences.
> When I first got my zaurus I compiled R version 1.4.0 for the it. It took
> some time to do, but managed with the skiffclusters at familiar.org.
> (libf2c was the hardest part). Compilation should be easier now that there
> are onboard compilers but I haven't tried.
> I thought this would be neat to have in the classroom. (It did get one
> student to buy a zaurus) Unfortunately performance was horribly slow
> (this was on the 32meg model and memory was tight as I didn't have
> stuff stored on my SD card), writing to postscript (how I was going to
> view graphics) was buggy (floating point emulation issue?) and the
> whole thing prone to crash.  I then compiled the oldest R version I
> could find: 0.49. This actually ran well, although it did not survive
> a suspend event which made usage tedious. I still couldn't view
> graphics though. I don't know about the NA issue mentioned here.

The NA issue showed up first as a PostScript bug under Debian/ARM too,
so it sounds pretty much like it happens on the Zaurus as well.

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