Written on 12/21/2019.
This is what wifi in a 14 hour flight is for.
Windows shows locations like this:
But R Studio wants them to look like this
If you end up doing Find-Replace multiple times per working session, it gets old.
Readers have suggested the library(‘here’) and setting the path explicitly, but when just tinkering, I have data all over the place, so these don’t work for me.
Here you will find a low tech and a high tech solution.
High tech: SHIFT-CTRL-V
This solution involves running a script that replaces text in your clipboard from, ‘\’ to ‘/’ and then pastes the result. All in one simple stroke SHIFT-CTRL-V
(but you have to set it up)
a) Find the script file
b) Copy it (CTRL-C)
c) Press WINDOWS-R
c) type shell:startup
d) Paste it CTRL-V
Copy the path of interest to the clipboard
So. It will be experienced like this:
SHFT-CTRL-V “c:/ dropbox/temp”
Solution 2. Low tech: Excel
You can use the “substitute” function in Excel
Download this spreadsheet (.xlsx)
CTRL-C the path of interest
CTRL-V into cell A3
CTRL-C from cell C3
CTRL-V into R Studio