[R] Determining 32- vs. 64-bit Windows
fisher at plessthan.com
Fri Apr 11 02:44:30 CEST 2014
Your proposal appears to work better than expected:
On a 64-bit machine, it reported
64 when R64 was launched
32 when R62 was launched
On a 32-bit machine, it reported 32.
The underlying issue for me is that I am calling c code — I want to make sure that I don’t call 64-bit c code when I am using 32-bit R (either in Windows 32- or 64-bit).
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On Apr 10, 2014, at 1:23 PM, peter dalgaard <pdalgd at gmail.com> wrote:
> I believe that b. is .Machine$sizeof.pointer*8.
> I am not aware of a method to figure out the difficult part of a.: whether a 32 bit R is running on 64 bit Windows. I'd expect that you have to ask the OS somehow. Google coughs up one or two interesting pointers.
> On 10 Apr 2014, at 21:48 , Fisher Dennis <fisher at plessthan.com> wrote:
>> If I am setting up code for others and I don’t know their configuration, what is the simplest way to find out the following within R:
>> a. is the system 32- or 64-bit?
>> b. if the system is 64-bit, is R 32- or 64-bit?
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