Re: [Rd] Best way to determine if you're running 32 or 64 bit R on windows

From: Prof Brian Ripley <ripley_at_stats.ox.ac.uk>
Date: Sat, 03 Jul 2010 07:37:59 +0100 (BST)

On Fri, 2 Jul 2010, Jeffrey Horner wrote:

> Hi,
>
> Is this sufficient?

Yes, if you want to know in R code.

> if (.Machine$sizeof.pointer==4){
> cat('32\n')
> } else {
> cat('64\n')
> }
>
> Or is it better to test something in R.version, say os?

Not 'os' (the OS is the same), but 'arch' changes. Just as on a Mac or on Linux.

> I'd like to use this to specify appropriate linker arguments when
> building the RMySQL windows package.

If you mean *installing* (R CMD INSTALL, not R CMD build) the documented way is to use the environment variable R_ARCH: there are also make variables available, e.g. WIN. See http://www.stats.ox.ac.uk/~ripley/Win64/W64porting.html (which is linked from the appropriate manuals).

>
> Jeff
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