[R] Failure with .Rprofile on Mac OS X

Berend Hasselman bhh at xs4all.nl
Fri Sep 19 20:18:21 CEST 2014

On 18-09-2014, at 17:18, Gang Chen <gangchen6 at gmail.com> wrote:

> When R starts in GUI (e.g.,/Library/Frameworks/R.framework/Resources/bin/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?

This belongs on the R-SIG-Mac mailing list.

1. Are you running T in Terminal with the command "/Library/Frameworks/R.framework/Resources/bin/R”?
You can use just R because /usr/bin is in PATH (or it should be).

2. Are you running R GUI with the command "/Applications/R.app/Contents/MacOS/R”?
From Terminal? if so use open -a R.

3. Most importantly: what differences are happening? Differences in PATH environment variable? …..

I just tried R GUI and R in Terminal and my ~/.Rprofile is being read by both.


> Thanks,
> Gang
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