[R] change location of temporary files
wdunlap at tibco.com
Fri Feb 23 22:55:43 CET 2018
Does setting the environment variable TMPDIR, before starting R,
to a directory on a bigger file system help? On Linux I get
% mkdir /tmp/RTMP-BILL
% env TMPDIR=/tmp/RTMP-BILL R --quiet --vanilla
I don't know if there is an R-specific environment variable or startup
flag for this.
On Fri, Feb 23, 2018 at 10:52 AM, Kumar Mainali <kpmainali at gmail.com> wrote:
> I would like to change where R stores the temporary files to my external
> hard drive in my iMac. This is important because the temporary files R
> creates are huge and I do not have enough available space in my internal
> HD. Again, this is for macOS.
> This change has to be temporary. Later I need to use the usual location for
> temp files in the internal HD.
> Thanks in advance,
> Kumar Mainali
> Postdoctoral Associate
> Department of Biology
> University of Maryland, College Park
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