[R-SIG-Mac] R.app path and environment variables

Gad Abraham gabraham at csse.unimelb.edu.au
Sat Aug 9 14:13:48 CEST 2008


Where does R.app, when launched from the Dock, get its environment
variables from, including PATH?

I've tried setting the PATH in ~/.bash_profile and /etc/paths, but when
launched from the Dock, it doesn't get through:
> system("echo $PATH")

If I start R.app from Terminal using
/Applications/R.app/Contents/MacOS/R, it does show up:
> system("echo $PATH")

I'm using R 2.7.1 on Leopard 10.5.4.


Gad Abraham
Dept. CSSE and NICTA
The University of Melbourne
Parkville 3010, Victoria, Australia
email: gabraham at csse.unimelb.edu.au
web: http://www.csse.unimelb.edu.au/~gabraham

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