[Rd] Return options used to configure R

Gábor Csárdi csardi.gabor at gmail.com
Fri Jan 22 14:14:51 CET 2016

On Fri, Jan 22, 2016 at 1:07 PM, Tom Quarendon
<tom.quarendon at teamwpc.co.uk> wrote:
> Anyway, thanks for the info. The Makeconf file is what I want. At least on Linux, doesn't appear to exist on our OSX installation, but we probably installed that from a pre-built package. Ditto Windows.

Strange, it is there for me on OSX, and I am also using a stock DMG.
For windows the directory structure is (typically?) different because
it has two sub-architectures, but there is some configuration info
there AFAIR.


> -----Original Message-----
> From: Dirk Eddelbuettel [mailto:edd at debian.org]
> Sent: 22 January 2016 12:07
> To: Tom Quarendon <tom.quarendon at teamwpc.co.uk>
> Cc: Gábor Csárdi <csardi.gabor at gmail.com>; r-devel at r-project.org
> Subject: Re: [Rd] Return options used to configure R
> On 22 January 2016 at 11:40, Tom Quarendon wrote:
> | So in English what you are saying is that there's a file called Makeconf in the etc directory under the R_HOME that contains the information.
> | That certainly seems to be true for Linux.
> And Debian / Ubuntu have a convenience softlink to make this /etc/R/
> Also note that 'R CMD config varname' extracts each of these values from the command-line, rather than R.  And all of this is in the fine manuals you are cordially invited to peruse at your lesiure ...
> Dirk
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