[R] how can I write code to detect whether the machine is Windows or Linux?

From: Philip James Smith <philipsmith_at_alumni.albany.edu>
Date: Wed, 23 Jul 2008 17:53:10 -0400


Hi R-People:

I use 2 machines: a machine with a Windows XP operating system, and another with a Linux Ubuntu OS. I transport my code between these 2 machines. However, pathnames to data files always need to be "adjusted" to account for the OS that I'm working on.

Here is my question:

How do I write code to detect whether I'm using the XP or the Linux machine?

If I knew this, I could write my code in a way so that I didn't have to adjust path names to data file all the time.

I checked the archives... didn't find anything, but perhaps didn't know the right search terms...

Thanks for your help, R-community! Please respond to: philipsmith_at_alumni.albany.edu

Best regards,
Phil Smith
Duluth, GA



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