Re: [R] How do I tell it which directory to use?

From: Simon Blomberg <>
Date: Wed 22 Feb 2006 - 16:52:22 EST

I think you want getwd() and setwd().

HTH, Simon.

Thomas L Jones wrote:
> >From Tom:
> In R 2.2.0 under Windows, I want to be able to give it a filename such
> as "myFile.txt" without the quotes. But actually I mean:
> C:\Documents and Settings\Tom\My Documents\qpaper7\R Project Started
> 19 Dec 05\myFile.txt
> If I were to repeat this each time, my computer would get all bored
> and cranky and start to drop bits (only a joke, of course). I think I
> want to set the Home directory or the working directory or some
> directory or other to the above directory. I may or may not want to
> set some environmental variables.
> R 2.2.0; working directly from the console and copying and pasting
> code which I want to test into the console. Windows XP Home Edition.
> Administrator privileges are enabled. A curve ball: There are two
> accounts, "Tom" and "Jones;" the data are stored under "Tom," whereas
> the computation is being done under the "Jones" account. I won't bore
> you with the details of why I am doing this.
> I was able to call Sys.getenv ("R_USER") and get the home directory.
> I am a newbie to R and not familiar with the terminology.
> Tom
> Thomas L. Jones, Ph.D., Computer Science
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