Re: [R] setting new working directories

From: Abhijit Dasgupta <Abhijit.Dasgupta_at_mail.jci.tju.edu>
Date: Thu 04 Jan 2007 - 14:48:24 GMT

The basic command for this is setwd() (for "set working directory")

You can save your workspace after you use the setwd command, and this will create a .RData file in that directory. In windows you can click on the .RData directory to open R using that particular working directory. You can always check on the current working directory using getwd().

Another useful command in this context is save.image (see ?save.image for details)

Abhijit
Bill Shipley wrote:
> Hello, and Happy New Year. My default working directory is getting very
> cluttered. I know that I should be using a different working directory for
> each project (I work in Windows), but do not know how to go about creating
> different ones and moving back and forth between them. I have read Venables
> & Ripley (Modern Applied Statistics with S-PLUS, 1994) but this seems out of
> date with respect to this topic and have searched through the documentation
> but cannot find a clear explanation for doing this. Can someone point me to
> the proper documentation for creating and using different working
> directories from within Windows (please, no comments about switching to
> UNIX...).
> Thanks.
>
> Bill Shipley
>
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