Wed, 01 Mar 2006

Quantian released

A new release of Quantian is now available! Release, available as a iso file of 2.7 gb, contains almost 7.6 gb of quantitative, numerical or scientific software.

This release is the second one based on Knoppix 4.0.2 and features:

  • Kernel 2.6.12, KDE 3.5 / 3.4, OpenOffice 2.0, ... and more from Knoppix 4.0.2
  • a backport of the openMosix-enabled 2.4.27 kernel and openMosix tools from the last clusterKnoppix release,
  • very comprehensive support for GNU R with over 870 packages from CRAN and BioConductor, plus ESS, Ggobi, Rpad, RKward, RSPerl, JGR, ...
  • addition of the Java 1.5.0 SDK enabling us to add ImageJ, Weka, JGR, Mondrian;
  • plus a number of other new packages (inkscape, orsa, praat, wxmaxima, some more Debian documentation...)
  • and still loads more of math, bio, engineering, LaTeX, ... software

Downloads are available via the Quantian site at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in Seattle and at from Greg Warnes' machine at Yale. European mirrors should be in sync within a day or two, Bittorrent support via the Linux Mirror Project should also be available soon. Note that http transfers seem to be problematic due to the file size of over 2gb; rsync and bittorrent are probably a better approach.

More information is as always available at the Quantian pages.

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