Re: [R] Can't there be a cd command?

From: Issac Trotts <issac.trotts_at_gmail.com>
Date: Wed 10 May 2006 - 08:11:38 EST

I'm on Linux, so it didn't occur to me to look in the Windows FAQ until it came up in the Google search. Why should Windows users be the only ones who learn how to change directories?

Issac

On 5/9/06, Berton Gunter <gunter.berton@gene.com> wrote:
> You do not say, but if you are on Windows see the R for Windows FAQ 2.14
> where getwd() is explicitly mentioned. setwd() is on the same man page.
>
> Also the R for Windows File menu has a "Change dir ..." entry. So I think R
> core has already taken care of this, at least on Windows.
>
> -- Bert Gunter
> Genentech Non-Clinical Statistics
> South San Francisco, CA
>
> "The business of the statistician is to catalyze the scientific learning
> process." - George E. P. Box
>
>
>
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: r-help-bounces@stat.math.ethz.ch
> > [mailto:r-help-bounces@stat.math.ethz.ch] On Behalf Of Issac Trotts
> > Sent: Tuesday, May 09, 2006 2:51 PM
> > To: r-help@stat.math.ethz.ch
> > Subject: [R] Can't there be a cd command?
> >
> > R is quite a powerful environment. Here's a small way it
> > could be even better.
> >
> > I wanted to change the working directory, so I tried the obvious thing
> >
> > > cd("foo")
> > Error: couldn't find function "cd"
> >
> > Then I looked for `directory' in the FAQ but found nothing. A search
> > for directory in the introduction also turned up nothing.
> >
> > A Google search for "gnu R change directory" brought up a link to the
> > Windows FAQ, and there was the answer: setwd. Oddly enough, setwd is
> > not mentioned in the general FAQ, the introduction, or the language
> > definition.
> >
> > Hopefully someone can add a mention of setwd to the general FAQ or the
> > intro. Even better would be to have a cd() command, since that's what
> > almost every beginner will try first.
> >
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