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

From: Keith Satterley <keith_at_wehi.EDU.AU>
Date: Thu, 20 Sep 2007 22:11:11 +1000

I use Sys.info()["sysname"].

It returns "Darwin" on a Mac, "Windows" on MS Windows and "Linux" on my Linux box. Is this sufficient for your needs,
I'm using R-2.6.0alpha on MS Windows and 2.5.0 on Mac and Linux at the moment.

cheers,

Keith Satterley
Bioinformatics Division
The Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research

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> 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
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> Thanks, Gregor



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