[R] Genuine relative paths with R
murdoch@dunc@n @end|ng |rom gm@||@com
Wed Oct 10 22:54:30 CEST 2018
On 10/10/2018 4:42 PM, Olivier GIVAUDAN wrote:
> Why are you not simply double-clicking on 'TestPWD' and choosing to
> execute the file (don't add anything)?
> Are you executing the file from a terminal?
Yes, I was executing the file from my terminal. Otherwise I really have
no idea what the "current directory" is in the Finder. (I'm on a Mac.
I just tried the click method; it printed my home directory, not the
directory of the script.)
I don't know the name of your visual front end, but you are displaying
the working directory that it sets when you click on TestPWD. That will
be different from the working directory that your user sees in the Terminal.
You can see what I saw if you run TestPWD from the Terminal. It will
print the current working directory, not the one where TestPWD happens
If you want to do the same sort of thing in R, you could set up a script
that calls R, and execute that in the way you executed TestPWD. But in
another message you said you aren't allowed to do that, so I think your
best solution is the one offered by Bill Dunlap: organize your files as
an R package. If you name your package "Olivier", then you can find all
the files in it under the directory returned by
system.file(".", package = "Olivier")
The package system is designed for R code, but you can put arbitrary
files into a package: just store them under the "inst" directory in
your source. When the package is installed, those files will be moved
up one level, i.e.
system.file("foo", package = "Olivier")
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