[R] Permanent change to the working directory

Chuck Cleland ccleland at optonline.net
Fri Apr 18 10:50:58 CEST 2008

On 4/18/2008 3:15 AM, francogrex wrote:
> 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


Chuck Cleland, Ph.D.
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