[Rd] Rprofile.site function or variable definitions break with R 4.1
@tp @end|ng |rom p|@kor@k|@com
Thu Aug 12 21:19:44 CEST 2021
With R 4.1, it seems you can no longer do much in your "Rprofile.site"
file. Attempting to define any functions or set any variables there
gives errors like these:
Error: cannot add binding of 'my_function_name' to the base environment
Error: cannot add binding of 'my_variable_name' to the base environment
Presumably that's because of this change in R 4.1.0:
CHANGES IN R 4.1.0
The base environment and its namespace are now locked (so one can no
longer add bindings to these or remove from these).
Ok, but what's the recommended way to actually USE Rprofile.site now?
Should I move all my local configuration into a special package, and
do nothing in Rprofile.site except require() that package?
Thanks for your help and advice!
Andrew Piskorski <atp using piskorski.com>
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