localeconv {base}R Documentation

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

Description

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

Usage

Sys.localeconv()

Details

These settings are usually controlled by the environment variables LC_NUMERIC and LC_MONETARY and if not set the values of LC_ALL or LANG.

Normally R is run without looking at the value of LC_NUMERIC, so the decimal point remains '.'. So the first three of these values will not be useful unless you have set LC_NUMERIC in the current R session.

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.

Examples

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()
Sys.setlocale(locale = "")
Sys.localeconv()
Sys.setlocale(locale = old)
## End(Not run)

## Not run: read.table("foo", dec=Sys.localeconv()["decimal_point"])

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