Sys.localeconv

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Find Details of the Numerical and Monetary Representations in the Current Locale

Get details of the numerical and monetary representations in the current locale.

Keywords
utilities
Usage
Sys.localeconv()
Details

Normally R is run without looking at the value of LC_NUMERIC, so the decimal point remains '.'. So the first three of these components will only be useful if you have set the locale category LC_NUMERIC using Sys.setlocale in the current R session (when R may not work correctly).

The monetary components will only be set to non-default values (see the ‘Examples’ section) if the LC_MONETARY category is set. It often is not set: set the examples for how to trigger setting it.

Value

A character vector with 18 named components. See your ISO C documentation for details of the meaning.

It is possible to compile R without support for locales, in which case the value will be NULL.

See Also

Sys.setlocale for ways to set locales.

Aliases
  • localeconv
  • Sys.localeconv
Examples
library(base) # NOT RUN { Sys.localeconv() ## The results in the C locale are ## decimal_point thousands_sep grouping int_curr_symbol ## "." "" "" "" ## currency_symbol mon_decimal_point mon_thousands_sep mon_grouping ## "" "" "" "" ## positive_sign negative_sign int_frac_digits frac_digits ## "" "" "127" "127" ## p_cs_precedes p_sep_by_space n_cs_precedes n_sep_by_space ## "127" "127" "127" "127" ## p_sign_posn n_sign_posn ## "127" "127" ## Now try your default locale (which might be "C"). # } # NOT RUN { old <- Sys.getlocale() ## The category may not be set: ## the following may do so, but it might not be supported. Sys.setlocale("LC_MONETARY", locale = "") Sys.localeconv() ## or set an appropriate value yourself, e.g. Sys.setlocale("LC_MONETARY", "de_AT") Sys.localeconv() Sys.setlocale(locale = old) # } # NOT RUN { # } # NOT RUN { read.table("foo", dec=Sys.localeconv()["decimal_point"]) # }
Documentation reproduced from package base, version 3.5.2, License: Part of R 3.5.2

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