[R] Mandrake 10.1

bogdan romocea br44114 at yahoo.com
Wed Mar 16 14:41:33 CET 2005

--- "Rau, Roland" <Rau at demogr.mpg.de> wrote:

> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: r-help
> > On Behalf Of bogdan romocea
> > Sent: Tuesday, March 15, 2005 2:49 PM
> > 
> > I would suggest that you consider another GNU/Linux distribution,

> I don't think it is necessary. Mandrake 10.1 is fine for 
> running R.[1] I have Mandrake 10.1 (Community) at home 
> running on my notebook and I was able to compile R without 
> any problems - just using the software that was shipped with 
> this distribution.

It is certainly not necessary; even Windows is fine for running R.
However, assuming R is not the only package to be installed and then
upgraded, switching from something like Mandrake to something like
Mepis may result in significant time savings, which is what I care
about most. (Your mileage may vary.) I used Mdk for a couple of years
and prefer to not remember how many hours I wasted on something as
trivial as installing and upgrading packages. (Compilation will not
save you always from having to manually upgrade other libraries,
especially as your Mdk installation gets older.)

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