[R] Branching, depending upon operating system

Prof Brian Ripley ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
Fri Mar 31 14:09:24 CEST 2006

On Fri, 31 Mar 2006, Frank Rossdeutscher wrote:

> From my current code, I need to call either a batch file or shell script,
> depending on what operating system R is running. But before that I need to
> find out, whether the machine is running Windows or Linux. I found the
> "getBuiltinOs()" command in the utils package, but I cant get it to work. It

There is no such function in that or any other standard or CRAN package, 
but there is such a method for a class in the contributed R.utils package.

> really shouldn`t be difficult, but how can I do an if-branch using that (or
> a different) command?

?.Platform shows you how.

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> Regards,
> Frank Rossdeutscher
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