Where am I?

September 22, 2018

(This article was first published on HighlandR, and kindly contributed to R-bloggers)

Notes on the here package –

The here package is pretty simple ( only 3 functions), but I cannot remember how to use it to navigate folders, so this is my aide-memoire.
It might be useful for others too.

Here finds the root of your current folder / working directory.
If you use Projects in RStudio, that will usually be the root of your project folder.
If not, you can use set_here() to create a small file which will set the root location.

# where am I in my computer?


# create a folder


#move to the outputs folder using setwd()

# check this worked - get the current working directory with  getwd()


# go back to the root of the project

#check you are back where you started



Now the next time I am like this:


I can just read this post, and hope no-one sees me reading my own blog.

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