[R] R console colours (R profile)

Sarah Goslee sarah.goslee at gmail.com
Mon Jan 12 20:12:15 CET 2015

I think you're setting the colors incorrectly. My understanding from
reading the package docs is that you use setOutputColors to do so, and
not the options() approach. There are no options for background etc
that I'm aware of. Does that work if you run it in an interactive
session instead?

for help.

Also, you don't specify your OS and such: this only works in unix terminals.


On Mon, Jan 12, 2015 at 1:58 PM, Ingrid Charvet <Ingrid.Charvet at rms.com> wrote:
> Hello R users,
> I would like to set defaults text and background colours of my R console using R profile (to load automatically each time I start a new session)
> So far my R profile is set up like this:
> if(interactive()) {
> suppressWarnings(require(colorout,quietly=T))
> message("successfully loaded .Rprofile at ", date(), "\n")
> }
> options(background='black')
> options(usertext='turquoise1')
> options(normaltext='maroon1')
> Unfortunately it doesn't work - when I open an R console I still get the white background, red usertext and blue normaltext.
> What am I doing wrong?
> Thanks
Sarah Goslee

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