R-alpha: OStype

Kurt Hornik Kurt.Hornik@ci.tuwien.ac.at
Fri, 24 Oct 1997 11:55:43 +0200

>>>>> Paul Gilbert writes:

> Robert
> I've been looking through my "R -- S compatibility" functions which may
> mostly disappear in R 0.60. In fact, it seems already that most of the
> things I'm trying to do are for operating system differences rather than
> R/S differences. The main problem I am having is that version$os gives
> more detail then I usually need, but it is not very convenient for
> determining simply if the operating system is Unix. Perhaps you could
> suggest a better version of the OStype function below.

> Thanks
> Paul Gilbert
> ___________

> OStype <- function()
>    {if (version$os == "MS Windows") return(version$os)
>     if (version$os == "Mac") return(version$os) # needs to be checked
>     else return ("Unix")  # not a very satisfactory test
>    }

Isn't this what machine() does?

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