[R] windows nt/access other directories/ attach/system
tlumley at u.washington.edu
Fri Jun 1 02:01:10 CEST 2001
On Fri, 1 Jun 2001, S.McClatchie wrote:
> As recommended, I keep separate directories for projects, but also use
> separate sub-directories for types of data (e.g. different oceanographic
> instruments) within projects.
> My problem is that I often need to access the objects and data (not
> stored as objects) in more than one directory.
> I understand (mistakenly?) that at present you cannot use attach() with
> directories, just with objects and packages. Also I think
> system("command") is for the UNIX environment. System("cd ..") gives
> me an error under Windows NT.
system() does work under Windows, but system("cd ..") wouldn't change the
working directory even under Unix. setwd() is for changing directories.
Thomas Lumley Asst. Professor, Biostatistics
tlumley at u.washington.edu University of Washington, Seattle
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