Macbook in Statistical Analyses

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by Esner, Oct 30, 2008.

  1. Esner macrumors newbie

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    I bought my MacBook primarily to do heavy statistical analyses. It arrived yesterday, and I must say it is so much faster than what I was used to (I admit, it was the lovely 12" G4).

    I performed a little speed-test in the statistical software R-Project, and wow, it's fast! It's even faster than a desktop pc running a Core 2 Duo at the same clock speed, which is probably due to the speedy DDR3 RAM.

    So, are others using their MacBook for statistical analyses as well, and what are your experiences?

    (find the speed-test here:
    http://www.rensenieuwenhuis.nl/archive/r-sessions-28-impressive-r-speeds/
    This page also links to another speed-test)
     
  2. leman macrumors 604

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    I work with R (linguistic analyses) and my Macbook feels at least as fast as the older Mac Pro I used to work with. Still, the R language interpreter could use some more optimization.
     

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