[R] I think I just broke R

Duncan Murdoch murdoch.duncan at gmail.com
Sun Apr 3 14:10:50 CEST 2011

On 11-04-03 7:50 AM, Alexander Engelhardt wrote:
> 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..).

That's not weird:  you just created an R variable named LANGUAGE, not an 
environment variable.

Duncan Murdoch

> 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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