module 1
week 2
file systems
RStudio Projects
working directories
Access file systems with paths and set working directories with RStudio Projects

Jeff Stevens


January 30, 2023

Using R involves working with multiple files in your project folders. To read in data and save figures, you need to be able to navigate the directory structure of your file system.

Learning objectives

  • Access files in directories with file managers and terminals
  • Distinguish between absolute and relative directory paths
  • Navigate across subdirectories in a terminal
  • Set working directories with RStudio Projects


To prepare for this class meeting, please do the following:

Class meeting

  • Directory structure
  • Paths
  • Working directories
  • RStudio Projects
  • Running commands
  • Slides

Homework after the class meeting

Wrap up this lesson

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