Which recent Ubuntu should I use for Matlab R2011a, Octave 3.6.1 and recent R?

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http://askubuntu.com – I wish to install Ubuntu on a new machine 64 bits. Can you help by telling me which most recent Ubuntu will be compatible and stable with Matlab (R2011a), AND a recent Octave (3.6.1), AND a recent R , all that in 64bits? Do you advise Ubuntu 11.10 or 12.04 ? (HowTos)