Re: [R] I think I just broke R

From: Alexander Engelhardt <alex_at_chaotic-neutral.de>
Date: Sun, 03 Apr 2011 13:50:22 +0200

Am 03.04.2011 13:12, schrieb Prof Brian Ripley:
> On Sun, 3 Apr 2011, Uwe Ligges wrote:
>> Use "LANGUAGE" rather than "LANG" as the environment variable.
>
> Also, set it outside your R session, e.g. in your .Renviron file.
>
> You are supposed to be able to change this during an R session, but if
> you rely on OS facilities (as you probably do on Linux) rather than the
> gettext in the R sources, we have seen instances of the OS breaking this.

I did use LANGUAGE too, didn't work as well. Creating a ~/.Rprofile file with LANGUAGE="EN" had no effect (weird..). When I edited /etc/R/Renviron.site to include LANGUAGE="EN", it worked. Thanks for the hints!

>>> > sessionInfo()
>>> R version 2.10.1 (2009-12-14)
>>
>> and time to upgrade R

I'm still fighting to find out how to upgrade stuff on Ubuntu. After a repository update the newest available version was still 2.10.1. I'll figure it out, sooner or later :)



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