[R] R console misc questions
dwinsemius at comcast.net
Tue Mar 10 16:51:49 CET 2009
If you are like many users of the Mac, the R GUI called R.app in your
Applications Folder will be the way you start R. If that is the case
for you, then you should change the console font size settings in the
GUI menu with Format::Font::Bigger.
As far as I can see on my Mac there is no Rconsole file (or ~/etc
folder for that matter). The only such file that shows up on a search
is on an old file left over from the days when I was using R on Windows.
If you want packages loaded at the time of startup you will need to
create an .Rprofile file. That is going to require that you get your
editor to create a system file (i.e., one that starts with a period),
which means in Terminal that you would need to uncheck a couple of
defaults. See the R for Mac OS X FAQ which should be available within
Further questions of this sort should go to the R-SIG-Mac mailing list:
r-sig-mac at stat.math.ethz.ch
On Mar 10, 2009, at 10:29 AM, Oliver wrote:
> I don't see where I can find this 'Rconsole' file on Mac.
> The closest I can get to is /Library/Frameworks/R.Framework/etc ...
> but then there is no such file. A bit more clarification would be
> On Mar 8, 8:25 pm, Jun Shen <jun.shen... at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Go and find the file named 'Rconsole' under ~/etc folder, then you
>> change whatever you want, the font size, color etc. The settings
>> will be
>> your default.
>> For your second question, you need to set it up in Rprofile.site.
>> Refer to
>> the Rprofile help.
>> On Sun, Mar 8, 2009 at 11:20 AM, Oliver <fwa... at gmail.com> wrote:
>>> hi, all
>>> I have two questions on using R console effectively (this is on Mac,
>>> not sure if it applies to win platform):
>>> First, I'd like to make the console font bigger, the default is too
>>> small for my screen. There is a "Show Fonts" from Format menu where
>>> you can adjust it, but it seems only for current session. Next
>>> time I
>>> start R, I have to redo everything. My question is, is there any way
>>> to save the preference?
>>> Second, Package Manager show available packages, and you can click
>>> "loaded" to load it. Again, it is only for current session, how
>>> can I
>>> make my selection permanent?
>>> Thanks for help.
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