ProgrammingR for Statistics

R – Reference environment & settings commands

A list of commands I have used in R for information about the environment or general settings.

  • Version info: R.Version()
  • Clear the terminal console: cat(“\014”) – In effect, this sends the ‘Ctrl L‘  keystroke to the console
  • Workspace info:
    • Show the current workspace: getwd()
    • Set the workspace to use: setwd(‘folder path goes here…’)
    • Note: When copying and pasting in Windows, the backslash operates as an escape character in R. This can be avoided by using:   r”(path)” 
          eg. setwd( r”(C:\documents\Data Analysis\R Prog & Data Sci)” )


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