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Re: Launch Directory

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  • Subject: [mg26554] Re: [mg26499] Launch Directory
  • From: ozkan <pavlovungopee at>
  • Date: Fri, 5 Jan 2001 00:34:05 -0500 (EST)
  • References: <92k1ha$>
  • Sender: owner-wri-mathgroup at

hi! i need help! i have to prepare 5 questions with sql gnuplot mathematica . 5
for each one if you help me i will be happy. thank you !

"Krautschik, Chris G" wrote:

> Jonghee,
> If you modify the init.m file (path is c:\Program Files\Wofram
> Reseach\Mathematica\4.1\Configuration\Kernel\init.m") and add the following
> line of text to the bottom of the file it should do what you want:
> SetDirectory["C:\Temp"];
> You can use a text editor to add the line of text or Mathematica as well. I
> suggest you first rename the file init.bak and then modify the file and save
> it as init.m. Restart Mathematica and type Directory[] (in a new notebook to
> verify that the init.m file works as intended.
> You can also type the command SetDirectory["C:\Temp"] at the beginning of
> your notebook to move to the directory you want to go to. However, you would
> have to do that everytime you start up Mathematica.
> Chris
> PS. The Yen signs should really be replaced by the backslash operator under
> Windows.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Jonghee Lee [mailto:jonghee at]
To: mathgroup at
> Subject: [mg26554] [mg26499] Launch Directory
> Whenever my mathematica starts, it sets the current directory under
> "  C:\APPLICATION\MATHEMATICA4.0\ ". Is there any way
> to change into another directory? For instance, if I like to have
> it start at " C:\TEMP " everytime I launch mathematica, what do I have
> do?
> Thanks in advance.
> --
> Jonghee Lee
> University of Maryland
> Department of Physics
> Gravitation Experiment
> College Park, MD 20742
> Tel      : 301-405-6092 (Office)
>             301-405-6093 (Lab)
> Email   : jonghee at

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