[R] File path expansion

Gabor Grothendieck ggrothendieck at gmail.com
Fri May 25 18:28:03 CEST 2007



On 5/25/07, McGehee, Robert <Robert.McGehee at geodecapital.com> wrote:
> R-Help,
> I discovered a "mis-feature" is ghostscript, which is used by the bitmap
> function. It seems that specifying file names in the form "~/abc.png"
> rather than "/home/directory/abc.png" causes my GS to crash when I open
> the bitmap device on my Linux box.
> The easiest solution would seem to be to intercept any file names in the
> form "~/abc.png" and replace the "~" with the user's home directory. I'm
> sure I could come up with something involving regular expressions and
> system calls to do this in Linux, but even that might not be system
> independent. So, I wanted to see if anyone knew of a native R solution
> of converting "~" to its full path expansion.
> Thanks,
> Robert
> ______________________________________________
> R-help at stat.math.ethz.ch mailing list
> https://stat.ethz.ch/mailman/listinfo/r-help
> PLEASE do read the posting guide http://www.R-project.org/posting-guide.html
> and provide commented, minimal, self-contained, reproducible code.

More information about the R-help mailing list