[R] problem with choose.files

jim holtman jholtman at gmail.com
Tue Mar 2 21:40:56 CET 2010

Try this; specify where you want the second one to start:

files.a <- choose.files()
# now change to the directory of the first file name to continue search
files.b <- choose.files(paste(dirname(files.a[1L]), "*", sep='/'))

On Tue, Mar 2, 2010 at 12:17 PM, Caleb Rounds <caleb.rounds at gmail.com> wrote:
> I have recently upgraded to R 2.10.1 on Windows XP and am using
> scripts that I've used in previous versions successfully. I'm having a
> problem with choose.files. The lines read:
> fura_scan_file<-choose.files(caption="Select log file (*.log) for fura-2 scans")
> PI_scan_file<-choose.files(caption="Select log file (*.log) for PI scans")
> The problem is that the directory chosen after the first choose.files
> is not remembered. This is an issue b/c my files are nested inside of
> several directories and it takes a lot of clicking to get to where I
> need to be. Is there a problem with these lines? Is it likely
> elsewhere in the script?
> I apologize for my ignorance and wasting time, but in the
> documentation for choose.files it suggests this should happen
> automatically.
> Caleb Rounds
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Jim Holtman
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What is the problem that you are trying to solve?

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