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getwd() introduction #332
Understanding "where you are" in the system file structure is an important aspect of managing your workflow in R.
Additionally, teaching both
I would suggest including
Hi @rlowd thanks for the comment. I agree that's an important thing to cover and isn't included explicitly anywhere as far as I can tell. The way we currenty have the lessons set up, it's not necessary to worry about the working directory too much, though, since it is set automatically in RStudio when you use projects (see this recent tidyverse post for rationale). I workshops I've taught the most common reason for confusion is when learners forget to create a new project to work in.
I think it could be useful to explicitly mention
I'd be happy to look over a PR adding in this content to the 2nd episode if you'd be willing to put one together.