Re: [R] Anything like dir.choose (similar to file.choose) in R?

From: Liaw, Andy <andy_liaw_at_merck.com>
Date: Tue 16 Aug 2005 - 10:36:19 EST


If you can use the `tcltk' package, Prof. John Fox had pointed this out to me before:

dir <- tclvalue(tkchooseDirectory())

Andy

> From: Earl F. Glynn
>
> Does R have a dir.choose function?
>
> I can use file.choose like this as a kludge to get something like a
> dir.choose, but a real dir.choose would be better:
>
> cat("Select one of files in directory to process:\n")
> filename <- gsub("\\\\", "/", file.choose())
> basepath <- dirname(filename)
>
> Windows provides a lower-level SHBrowseForFolder function to
> create such a
> dialog (see links below). Do other platforms have similar
> functionality at
> a lower level? (Hoping this would be an easy addition to R.)
>
> SHBrowseForFolder Function
> http://msdn.microsoft.com/library/default.asp?url=/library/en-
> us/shellcc/platform/shell/reference/functions/shbrowseforfolder.asp
>
> Using the Shell API function SHBrowseForFolder()
> http://community.borland.com/article/0,1410,17008,00.html
>
> efg
> --
> Earl F. Glynn
> Bioinformatics
> Stowers Institute for Medical Research
>
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