Re: [R] setting the current working directory to the location of the source file

From: Gabor Grothendieck <>
Date: Sun, 13 Jun 2010 09:07:30 -0400

On Thu, Jun 10, 2010 at 8:33 PM, Marcin Gomulka <> wrote:
> AFAIK a script run through source() does not have any legit way to learn
> about it's own location.
> I need this to make sure that the script will find its datafiles after I
> move the whole directory. (The datafiles are in the same directory.)
> Here is a hack I invented to work around it:
> print(getwd())
> source_pathname  = get("ofile",envir = parent.frame())
> source_dirname = dirname(source_pathname )
> setwd(source_dirname)
> print(getwd())

This variation is nearly the same: mailing list PLEASE do read the posting guide and provide commented, minimal, self-contained, reproducible code. Received on Sun 13 Jun 2010 - 13:09:42 GMT

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