[R] setting new working directories

AA aajakh at yahoo.com
Thu Jan 4 15:52:05 CET 2007

use setwd() and getwd(). see ?setwd
or on the shortcut properties tab, set the target directory to your working dir and have
as many shortcuts as working directories.
working with R commands does it for me.
all the best.

----- Original Message ----
From: Bill Shipley <bill.shipley at usherbrooke.ca>
To: R help list <r-help at stat.math.ethz.ch>
Sent: Thursday, January 4, 2007 9:41:35 AM
Subject: [R] setting new working directories

Hello, and Happy New Year.  My default working directory is getting very
cluttered.  I know that I should be using a different working directory for
each project (I work in Windows), but do not know how to go about creating
different ones and moving back and forth between them.  I have read Venables
& Ripley (Modern Applied Statistics with S-PLUS, 1994) but this seems out of
date with respect to this topic and have searched through the documentation
but cannot find a clear explanation for doing this.  Can someone point me to
the proper documentation for creating and using different working
directories from within Windows (please, no comments about switching to

Bill Shipley

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