[R] How to create a directoy with R

Philippe Grosjean phgrosjean at sciviews.org
Mon Mar 27 15:24:16 CEST 2006

See ?dir.create, and take care at the 'recursive' argument in case you 
have to create several subdir levels at once.

Philippe Grosjean

Sarah Goslee wrote:
> I think you need to use system("mkdir") or whatever is appropriate
> for your OS. Making directories is a function of the OS, not of R. If
> you need to make a truly cross-platform solution, you might need
> to check within your code what OS is being used, and call the
> appropriate system statement. (I think you can do this, but have
> never needed to.) That would be particularly important if you need to
> specify paths.
> Sarah
> On 3/27/06, pau carre <pau.carre at gmail.com> wrote:
>>Hello, I am trying to create directories with R. I would like R to
>>create directories because it is platform independent. I tried using
>>file() and searching in "R Data Import/Export" but I did not succeed.
>>I think it must be some function since exists the unlink to remove
>>directories (and files).
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