Tag Archives: Unix

Running Ubuntu 12.04 on an iMac

I’ve been very happy with my late 2009, 27″ iMac. I recently maxed out the memory at 16 GB but it still runs great for the kind of scientific programming and data visualization I do. Because of this machine I …   read more …

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Using R — Standalone Scripts & Error Messages

This entry is part 8 of 21 in the series Using R

This entry is part 8 of 21 in the series Using ROpen-source R is an amazing tool for statistical analysis and data visualization. Serious R gurus have found ways to do just about anything entirely within the R environment. Nevertheless, …   read more …

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Running CentOS 6.0 on an iMac

After a very long wait, CentOS 6.0 is finally out. If you are developing code to be run on a CentOS web server this is very good news. The CentOS 5 packages were horribly out-of-date for those of us using …   read more …

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Running Ubuntu 9.10 on an iMac

For the last three years our desktop work environment has consisted of a 14″ IBM ThinkPad running Ubuntu Linux.  We loved the mobility, reliability and no-nonsense work ethic of this combination.  Sadly, we realized that things had to change when …   read more …

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Ten UNIX commands every data manager should know

Working with data from varied sources can be frustrating — some data will be in CSV format; some in XML; some available as HTML pages; other data as relational databases or MS Excel spreadsheets. This post will cover the UNIX …   read more …

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