[R] Sub-Directories

MacQueen, Don macqueen1 at llnl.gov
Fri Jul 27 00:10:29 CEST 2012

I would suggest that you think in terms of several different working
directories, one for each project and located wherever you want, rather
than a "WorkingDirectory" with sub-directories.

Then, when you start R, learn how to set its working directory to a
project's directory. That will keep your R work for each project
independent of the others.

As to how you set the working directory in Windows R, there are at least
two ways:

  1)  use the setwd() command at the R prompt

  2)  use some R console menu command (and here I can't help you, because
I don't use Windows)

The documentation on the Windows console will tell you of at least one
other way...

And someone who uses Windows R will give a better answer!


Don MacQueen

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
7000 East Ave., L-627
Livermore, CA 94550

On 7/26/12 2:12 PM, "Michael Grant" <michael.grant at colorado.edu> wrote:

>I've searched hard in texts, email threads, FAQs etc. and cannot find out
>how to successfully utilize sub-directories below my WorkingDirectory.  I
>can create them, and create R objects within the sub-directories but (a)
>the objects() command lists ONLY the objects in the WorkingDirectory and
>none of those in the sub-directory although I can use them (if I remember
>their names!).  I'm an old (and I do mean old!) UNIX user now working in
>a Windows environment.  I'm sure there is a simple way to do this but I
>seem unable to discover it.  I'd like to have several different
>'projects' going at the same time, with each being unrecognized by the
>other within R.
>Many thanks,
>Michael Grant
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