[Rd] RFC: Ability to suppress 'locale' from sessionInfo

Friedrich Leisch friedrich.leisch at stat.uni-muenchen.de
Wed Apr 22 09:26:37 CEST 2009

>>>>> On Tue, 21 Apr 2009 21:16:59 -0500,
>>>>> Kevin W (KW) wrote:

  > The printing of the locale information from sessionInfo is not very tidy.
  > Using toLatex(sessionInfo) pretty much guarantees "badness" from breaking
  > the margin boundary (though my version of TeX no longer reports such
  > errors).  A random example is here:
  > http://cran.r-project.org/web/packages/Matrix/vignettes/Design-issues.pdf

  > I find the locale information unnecessary and right now I hack this with
  > si = sessionInfo()
  > si$locale = "US"
  > toLatex(si)

  > I would like to be able to do something a bit cleaner, for example
  > sessionInfo(locale=FALSE)

  > For what it's worth, I don't think that early versions of sessionInfo
  > printed information about the locale.

It went in on 2006-05-26, so it's bben there for some time now.

  > Discussion welcome.

I agree that it doesn't look nice in latex documents, but it is very
handy in bug reports.

Are there any objections if we add a locale argument to the toLatex()
method and let that default to FALSE?


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