sessionInfo: Collect Information About the Current R Session

Description Usage Arguments Value osVersion Note See Also Examples

Description

Print version information about R, the OS and attached or loaded packages.

Usage

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sessionInfo(package = NULL)
## S3 method for class 'sessionInfo'
print(x, locale = TRUE,
      RNG = !identical(x$RNGkind, .RNGdefaults), ...)
## S3 method for class 'sessionInfo'
toLatex(object, locale = TRUE,
        RNG = !identical(object$RNGkind, .RNGdefaults), ...)
osVersion

Arguments

package

a character vector naming installed packages, or NULL (the default) meaning all attached packages.

x

an object of class "sessionInfo".

object

an object of class "sessionInfo".

locale

show locale information?

RNG

show information on RNGkind()? Defaults to true iff it differs from the R version's default, i.e., RNGversion(*).

...

currently not used.

Value

sessionInfo() returns an object of class "sessionInfo" which has print and toLatex methods. This is a list with components

R.version

a list, the result of calling R.Version().

platform

a character string describing the platform R was built under. Where sub-architectures are in use this is of the form platform/sub-arch (nn-bit).

running

a character string (or possibly NULL), the same as osVersion, see below.

RNGkind

a character vector, the result of calling RNGkind().

matprod

a character string, the result of calling getOption("matprod").

BLAS

a character string, the result of calling extSoftVersion()["BLAS"].

LAPACK

a character string, the result of calling La_library().

locale

a character string, the result of calling Sys.getlocale().

basePkgs

a character vector of base packages which are attached.

otherPkgs

(not always present): a character vector of other attached packages.

loadedOnly

(not always present): a named list of the results of calling packageDescription on packages whose namespaces are loaded but are not attached.

osVersion

osVersion is a character string (or possibly NULL on bizarre platforms) describing the OS and version which it is running under (as distinct from built under). This attempts to name a Linux distribution and give the OS name on an Apple Mac.

It is the same as sessionInfo()$running and created when loading the utils package.

Windows may report unexpected versions: see the help for win.version.

How OSes identify themselves and their versions can be arcane: where possible osVersion (and hence sessionInfo()$running) uses a human-readable form.

Note

The information on ‘loaded’ packages and namespaces is the current version installed at the location the package was loaded from: it can be wrong if another process has been changing packages during the session.

See Also

R.version

Examples

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sI <- sessionInfo()
sI
# The same, showing the RNGkind, but not the locale :
  print(sI, RNG = TRUE, locale = FALSE)
toLatex(sI, locale = FALSE) # shortest; possibly desirable at end of report