file names under Windows [was: [R] please help me!]

Duncan Murdoch dmurdoch at
Thu Jan 29 23:33:43 CET 2004

On 29 Jan 2004 14:20:26 -0600, you wrote:

>I always find it tedious to remember how to write file names in
>Windows (there are rules about '\' and '/' characters) so I use the
>file.choose() function, which brings up a chooser panel.  Although you
>haven't said what you want to do with the file, let's assume you are
>going to source some R code in the file.  Then you could use

I've occasionally thought that "file = file.choose()" would be better
than no default in a lot of functions that take filenames as
arguments, e.g. file, the read* and write* functions, the bitmap
device, Sweave, etc.

Duncan Murdoch

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