[R] Use R to plot a directory tree

Bert Gunter gunter.berton at gene.com
Thu Oct 24 15:47:24 CEST 2013

A wild guess -- take a look at the CRAN "phylohenetics" task view, as
that sounds like the sort of thing that might have tree generation and
manipulation functions.

... but you may do better with some non-R tool out there.

(Hopefully, you'll get a better response, though).


On Thu, Oct 24, 2013 at 6:13 AM, Thaler,Thorn,LAUSANNE,Applied
Mathematics <Thorn.Thaler at rdls.nestle.com> wrote:
> Dear all,
> I was wondering whether (or better: how) I can use R to read recursively a directory to get all the sub-folders and files located in the root folder and put it into a tree like structure where the leaves are files and intermediate nodes are the directories? The idea is that I'd like to plot the structure of a certain root folder to be able to restructure the file system.
> Any ideas on that? I was googling a lot but apparently I did not use the right terms ("R tree folder" or "R tree directory" takes me mainly to pages about the "R-tree" a structure for spatial access methods [at least I learnt something new ;)])
> Any pointer to the right function is highly appreciated.
> Cheers,
> Thorn Thaler
> NRC Lausanne
> Applied Mathematics
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