Re: [Rd] Referencing 'inst' directory in installed package

From: Kasper Daniel Hansen <>
Date: Wed, 17 Aug 2011 08:29:28 -0400

On Tue, Aug 16, 2011 at 11:17 PM, Jonathan Malmaud <> wrote:
> Hi,
> My R package has files in the 'inst' directory that it needs to reference. How can the R scripts in my package find out the full path to the 'inst' directory after the package is installed, given that different users may have installed the package to different libraries?

The inst directory does not exists after installation (this is described in R-exts). Use something like

   system.file("extdata", package = "MyPackage") to locate a directory etc.


> Thanks,
> Jon Malmaud
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