[R] Changing workspace from within an R session

Frank E Harrell Jr feh3k at spamcop.net
Tue Jan 20 17:42:04 CET 2004

On Tue, 20 Jan 2004 10:51:36 -0500
gerald.jean at dgag.ca wrote:

> Hello R-users,
> is it possible to navigate from one workspace to the other from within
> an R session or does one has to close R and restart it from the
> directory where resides the desired workspace?

> Gérald Jean
> Analyste-conseil (statistiques), Actuariat


I am getting in the habit of explicitly using save(..., compress=TRUE) and
load( ) in R.  Sometimes it adds code but I like the level of control and
the selective saving of only the important objects (usually data frames
and regression fit objects for me).  You could easily make a load2
function that would accept a separate path argument and set the path in a
variable.  Do you have reactions to this approach?  -Frank

Frank E Harrell Jr   Professor and Chair           School of Medicine
                     Department of Biostatistics   Vanderbilt University

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