[R] sink() output to another directory

Henrik Bengtsson henr|k@bengt@@on @end|ng |rom gm@||@com
Fri Sep 14 00:42:26 CEST 2018

On Thu, Sep 13, 2018 at 3:33 PM Rich Shepard <rshepard using appl-ecosys.com> wrote:
>    Neither ?sink nor ?capture.output indicates how the output file can be
> specified to be in a directory other than the cwd.
>    When the cwd is ../analyses/ and I want the output to be in
> ../analyses/stat-summaries/ how do I write this?
>    sink('example-output.txt')
>    print(summary(df))
>    sink()
> writes output to the current directory. My attempts to prefix the file name
> with ./ or just / don't sit well with R.

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> What is the proper syntax?
> TIA,
> Rich
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