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

From: Rolf Turner <r.turner_at_auckland.ac.nz>
Date: Thu, 24 Jul 2008 10:11:08 +1200

On 24/07/2008, at 9:53 AM, Philip James Smith wrote:

> 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...

	The help for ``version'' says to use .Platform$OS.type
	to check what platform the code is running on.

		cheers,

			Rolf Turner

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