[R] Where is global environment?

Duncan Murdoch dmurdoch at pair.com
Thu Jul 15 20:41:16 CEST 2004

On Thu, 15 Jul 2004 14:15:28 -0400, "Mike Prager"
<Mike.Prager at noaa.gov> wrote :

>I am using R 1.9.1 under Windows XP Professional.
>Is there any R function that returns the filesystem path from which the 
>global environment (workspace) was loaded (and to which it will, by 
>default, be saved)?  This seems identical with the current directory, so in 
>any given session it is not too difficult to find out by other means.  But 
>for several reasons I would like to find this out from within R.

I don't think R can do that reliably.  Appendix B of the Intro manual
describes the startup sequence.  .RData generally comes from the
current directory, but that's not necessarily the same at the time you
test as it was when R started.

Duncan Murdoch

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