Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Easy way to set working directory at startup

Note that this applies only to MS Windows users of R.

I today discovered a super easy way to set and change the working directory at startup for Rgui.exe sessions.

First, right click on the shortcut that you use to execute the R gui.

Next, select: "Start in:" from Properties->Short cut.

Finally, enter the complete path to the directory that you want R to start in.

The outcome is illustrated in the picture at right (obtained with Windows 7's built in "snipping" tool).

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