[R] Putting directory path as a parameter

Joshua Wiley jwiley.psych at gmail.com
Tue Nov 15 19:06:14 CET 2011

Hi Aajit,

try using the ?paste function to combine the variable with your
directly and the filename into one string, and then pass that to
read.csv() or whatever

paste(dir, "/bs_dev_segment_file.csv", sep = '')



On Tue, Nov 15, 2011 at 6:12 AM, aajit75 <aajit75 at yahoo.co.in> wrote:
> Hi List,
> I am new to R, this may be simple.
> I want to store directory path as parameter which in turn to be used while
> reading and writing data from csv files.
> How I can use dir defined  in the below mentioned example while reading the
> csv file.
> Example:
> dir <- "C:/Users/Desktop" #location of file
> temp_data <- read.csv("dir/bs_dev_segment_file.csv")
> If I run this it will show errors:
> Error in file(file, "rt") : cannot open the connection
> In addition: Warning message:
> In file(file, "rt") :
>  cannot open file 'dir/bs_dev_segment_file.csv': No such file or directory
> Regards,
> -Ajit
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Joshua Wiley
Ph.D. Student, Health Psychology
Programmer Analyst II, ATS Statistical Consulting Group
University of California, Los Angeles

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