[R-SIG-Mac] How to find the path for a file to be read with read.table() in a Mac
murdoch@dunc@n @end|ng |rom gm@||@com
Sat Feb 13 16:52:17 CET 2021
On 13/02/2021 10:42 a.m., Parkhurst, David F. wrote:
> I’ve several times to figure this out with no luck. I’ve moved a tab delimited text file (created from excel) to the desktop to simplify the path. If I click on the file and ask Get Info, it lists “Where” as iCloud Drive > Desktop. If I copy that to the clipboard and paste that into a read.table command in the R console, it comes up as /Users/DFP/Desktop. But if I try read.table("\\Users\\DFP\\Desktop\\moabsitechem"), I get No such file or directory. How can I get that file into a data frame?
> Is there some place in my Mac that I can put the file so I could enter just the file name, and not the whole path?
Sorry, forget to answer your actual question:
You can use getwd() to find the working directory. If you put the file
there, you won't need to specify the path.
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