[R] setting timezone variable permanently...

Jeff Newmiller jdnewm|| @end|ng |rom dcn@d@v|@@c@@u@
Wed Dec 7 18:14:24 CET 2022

Technically this is a question regarding your operating system, since environment variables are propagated by the OS creation of processes and different OSes include different mechanisms for configuring them.

However, for practical purposes in R you can just put that statement into your .Rprofile file.

I would not recommend it though... rather you should include this statement in every script that depends on this assumption. Otherwise your script will have a hidden configuration dependency. In fact the timezone you set should be linked with the data files you are using... if you work with time data from different places then you should set it appropriately for that data at the point in your script where you do the import.

On December 7, 2022 8:47:20 AM PST, akshay kulkarni <akshay_e4 using hotmail.com> wrote:
>Dear members,
>                             I am setting the Time zone environment variable by this code:
>> Sys.setenv(TZ = "Asia/Kolkata")
>But I have to run it every time I open a new R session. How do I set it permanently?
>Thanking you,
>Yours sincerely,
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