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How to Use dir() and getwd() using R Language

Get working directory in RIf R is not finding the file you are trying to read then it may be looking in the wrong folder/directory. If you are using the graphical interface you can change the working directory from the file menu.

Related: JOBS in R Language

If you are not sure what files are in the current working directory you can use the dir() command to list the files and the getwd() command to determine the current working directory:
> dir()
[1] "fixedWidth.dat" "simple.csv"     "trees91.csv"    "trees91.wk1"[5] "w1.dat"
> getwd()
[1] "/home/black/write/class/stat/stat383-13F/dat"

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