Re: [Rd] How to test if R is running on a Mac

From: Hin-Tak Leung <hin-tak.leung_at_cimr.cam.ac.uk>
Date: Wed, 19 Sep 2007 23:37:52 +0100

On linux boxes,

   version$os and R.version$os
is 'linux-gnu'. I assume that it would be 'darwin-apple' on Mac's?

Henrik Bengtsson wrote:
> isApple <- function(...) {
> isApple <- FALSE;
> tryCatch({
> ans <- readline("Do you see an Apple key on the keyboard you are
> typing on? yes/no");
> isApple <- (ans == "yes");
> }, mouseClick = function(ex) {
> isApple <<- TRUE;
> })
> }
>
> /H
>
>
> On 9/19/07, Duncan Murdoch <murdoch_at_stats.uwo.ca> wrote:

>> On 9/19/2007 9:41 AM, Gorjanc Gregor wrote:
>>> Hi!
>>>
>>> Is there any way to test if R is running on a Mac? I usually use
>>> value of .Platform$OS.type for windows or unix, but Mac falls in the
>>> latter group.
>> Remember to also look at .Platform$GUI:  the GUI version behaves quite
>> differently from command line R from a user's point of view (both on the
>> Mac and on Windows), and occasionally from a programmer's point of view
>> (e.g. the graphics device on the Mac).
>>
>> Duncan
>>
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