[R] Permanent change to the working directory

Udo ukoenig at med.uni-marburg.de
Fri Apr 18 10:50:17 CEST 2008

If you have an R-icon on the desktop, use the right mouse button and
go to "properties". At the "execute in" line insert
your data directory "C:/R/DATA".

Hope it helps

Zitat von francogrex <francogrex at mail.com>:

> Dear helpers,
> I've looked in the help files (maybe not very thoroughly but I looked) and I
> couldn't find a straightforward way to permanently set the working directory
> (where I save and read files). Each time I startup R the working dir is
> automatically "C:/R/bin" [using:getwd()], and I know I can change it using
> setwd [for example setwd("C:/R/DATA"), but it's only a transient change for
> the session, when I close and start a new R session it's in "C:/R/bin"
> again. How can I set it definitively to "C:/R/DATA" without having to redo
> it every session? Thanks
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Clinic for Child an Adolescent Psychiatry
Philipps University of Marburg / Germany

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