Re: How does a notebook get its own filename or directory?

*To*: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net*Subject*: [mg50086] Re: How does a notebook get its own filename or directory?*From*: Bill Rowe <readnewsciv at earthlink.net>*Date*: Sat, 14 Aug 2004 01:50:54 -0400 (EDT)*Sender*: owner-wri-mathgroup at wolfram.com

On 8/13/04 at 5:56 AM, JoeGwinn at comcast.net (Joseph Gwinn) wrote: >I like to put multiple datafiles in a subdirectory of the same >directory as the analysis notebook resides. It would be convenient >if this Mathematica notebook could find these datafiles without >help, but unfortunately I have not figured out how to do this. >Currently, I just manually put the full pathname in the notebook's >code, which works but is a problem if I move the directory. >What would solve the problem is if there were a way for a notebook >to obtain the full pathname of the file containing that notebook. >However, all the directory-related and path-related commands in >Mathematica 5.0 seem to be concerned only with the location of the >Mathematica kernel and its libraries, and not at all concerned with >the location of the notebook. Now, the kernel has to know where >the notebook lives, so the problem is to persuade the kernel to >speak. I've put the following in my init.m file to address this issue NotebookDirectory[]:= DirectoryName@ToFileName["FileName"/.NotebookInformation@EvaluationNotebook[]] Once the notebook has been saved, NotebookDirectory[] returns the path to where it is currently. -- To reply via email subtract one hundred and four