[R] Accessing scripts in a different directory on a Mac

Tim Calkins tim.calkins at gmail.com
Fri Oct 26 06:51:17 CEST 2007

consider something along the lines of:

>scriptdir <- '/path/to/scripts/"


alternatively, you could try:

>workdir <- getwd()
>scriptdir <- '/path/to/scripts/"



On 10/26/07, Bryan Hanson <hanson at depauw.edu> wrote:
> Hi all.  A question for knowledgeable folks using R on an Intel Mac running
> OS X 10.4.10
> For ease of maintenance, I have broken a large R script into a main script
> which ³oversees² things by calling other scripts, using ³source².  Let¹s
> call the secondary scripts ³sub-scripts.²
> I¹d like for the sub-scripts to reside in a different directory (again, for
> ease of maintenance, and so I can access them from many other directories).
> I¹ve looked all over the documentation about paths and filenames, but I¹m
> having trouble deciding which of the many functions is the one I need.
> As a more specific example, my main script currently contains
> source(³test.R²) and I need to do something like source(path"test.R").
> Ideally, I'd like to specify path early in the file one time, and have it
> apply automatically later.
> Stuff in the documentation only seems to tease!
> Thanks in advance, Bryan
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