R's startup : .Rprofile & .Renviron -- info and RFC

Prof Brian D Ripley ripley@stats.ox.ac.uk
Fri, 24 Sep 1999 19:53:07 +0100 (BST)

On Fri, 24 Sep 1999, Martin Maechler wrote:

> 		[RFC = Request for Comments]
> { Yes, the documentation for .Renviron is really not there (but the FAQ...);
>   the rest is in ?Startup }
> In R's Startup (on Unix only??) {unless --no-environ is specified}
>  ~/.Renviron (if there) is read as an 'sh' script before R is called,
> then R looks ((for the site-wide Rprofile and then))
> for .Rprofile in the current directory and then for ~/.Rprofile
> (in the user's home directory).
> I'd like to set R_NSIZE and R_VSIZE ``project dependent'' automatically,
> and therefore would like  .Renviron also searched in the currenct directory
> before the $HOME directory.
> (setting --nsize or --vsize explicitly would always override as they
> should).
> Is this desired?  

It seems done on Unix, so now on Windows too, if not committed yet.

You had been worried, but all the info is in the Windows README. However,
I had got HOMEDRIVE as HOMEDIR, so thank you getting me to re-read it!


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