[R] Odp: Default Working directory on windows 7?

Petr PIKAL petr.pikal at precheza.cz
Tue Jan 4 11:09:34 CET 2011


r-help-bounces at r-project.org napsal dne 04.01.2011 10:35:23:

> Hi,
> Just installed R on a new Windows 7 machine (as admin).
> I feel quite uncomfortable knowing that the default WD when starting R 
> > getwd()
> [1] "C:/Windows/system32"

Something was set incorrectly. I believe that with default setting R shall 
be somewhere in Program Files directory (but you can install it to any 
directory without problems). Try to remove it and reinstall if it is in 
some inconvenient place.

There is one file .RData which is used as starting workspace. So make any 
directory, copy this file to it, start R by double click on it and now the 
new directory is working directory.

Quite useful when working on several projects.


> I guess I did something wrong when installing R... How to change R's
> default working directory?
> regards
> Eryk
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