[R] Failure with .Rprofile on Mac OS X

Amos B. Elberg amos.elberg at gmail.com
Fri Sep 19 01:04:57 CEST 2014

The only reason that *should* happen is if there's an .Rprofile in the directory you're in when you start R.

Where *exactly* is the .Rprofile file you want loaded, what directory are you starting from, and what does R say is the user's home directory? Did you make *any* changes to Rprofile.site, or Renviron?

What is the output from Sys.getenv() in gui and cli, and do they differ?

> On Sep 18, 2014, at 11:18 AM, Gang Chen <gangchen6 at gmail.com> wrote:
> When R starts in GUI (e.g., /Applications/R.app/Contents/MacOS/R) on
> my Mac OS X 10.7.5, the startup configuration in .Rprofile works fine.
> However, when R starts on the terminal (e.g.,
> /Library/Frameworks/R.framework/Resources/bin/R), it does not work at
> all. What could be the reason for the failure?
> Thanks,
> Gang
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