I am using Rstudio on a machine with WIndows 10. I have also installed WSL so I could access some LInux programs, which I have installed outside the default PATH.
Before using a windows machine, my workaround to have RMarkdown chunks using programs installed outside PATH was to add the location of the linux program to the PATH variable, either with an .Rprofile file or an .Renviron file.
With this new setup, however, I am not sure how to proceed. The PATH env variable needs to be in Windows pathways, and it is necessary to load all basic R packages.
- If I try to change it with usethis::edit_r_environ or edit_r_profile, then it Fails to add base R packages
- I have changed the Global Options/Terminal so it opens the WSL shell. So now, if I run, within an Rmarkdown chunk
I get the default $PATH of my WSL, without the addition to the path (included in a .bash_profile )
if I run
source ~/.bash_profile echo $PATH
THen it works, but it obviously forgets it on the next chunk
How should I update PATH so ithe computer recognizes it everytime I launch bash WSL from an Rmarkdown?