[R] Sink for a subdirectory

Duncan Murdoch dmurdoch at pair.com
Thu May 8 03:46:58 CEST 2003

On Wed, 07 May 2003 15:32:00 -0700, you wrote:

>Did you specify the entire path, or only the ending segment?

I gave the ending segment.  R doesn't do anything surprising here.  If
your current working directory is "/blah", then  

 sink( "Subdir/filename" )

will try to write to the file "/blah/Subdir/filename".  This will fail
if "/blah/Subdir" doesn't exist.

We have setwd() to change the working directory, and getwd() to find
it, but no mkdir() to create a directory that doesn't already exist.  

Duncan Murdoch

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