Re: [R] setting new working directories

From: Duncan Murdoch <murdoch_at_stats.uwo.ca>
Date: Thu 04 Jan 2007 - 19:24:43 GMT

On 1/4/2007 12:48 PM, Duncan Murdoch wrote:
> On 1/4/2007 9:41 AM, 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...).

>
> I don't think R has facilities for creating directories: you would do
> that in the OS, e.g. in Windows Explorer, right click and ask for "New |
> Folder".

A couple of people have pointed out dir.create() to me. I would have found it with

help.search('directory')

Duncan Murdoch

>
> In Windows the easiest way to set a directory as the current working
> directory is
>
> setwd(choose.dir())
>
> In the choose.dir dialog you can type the directory name in standard
> Windows format (don't worry about escaping \), or you can use the
> directory browser to choose it.
>
> By the way, if you do decide to switch to Unix, you'll have to do
> without choose.dir() (unless it's in a contributed package somewhere).
>
> Duncan Murdoch
>
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