[R] Curious warning in R for OS X w/Xwindows

Bear F. Braumoeller bbraumoeller at wcfia.harvard.edu
Wed Jul 23 00:59:19 CEST 2003

On Tuesday, July 22, 2003, at 06:24 PM, Peter Dalgaard BSA wrote:

> OS X is not quite Unix/Linux, so I don't really know, but I'd suspect
> that somehow the environment variable that describes the terminal
> capabilities (usually called TERM) got unset or not set properly for
> the terminal emulator in which you are running R. How exactly are you
> starting R? What is the output of
> Sys.getenv("TERM")
> Sys.getenv("PAGER")
> options("pager")

I'm starting R with

    xterm -sb -rightbar -sl 1000 -bg black -fg blue -title R -e 

-- but it also happens if I just start a vanilla terminal and type R.

As to the other questions,

 > Sys.getenv("TERM")
 > Sys.getenv("PAGER")
 > options("pager")
[1] "/usr/local/lib/R/bin/pager"



Bear F. Braumoeller
Assistant Professor
Department of Government
Harvard University

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