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

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  • Subject: [mg50069] Re: [mg50061] How does a notebook get its own filename or directory?
  • From: jmt <jmt at dxdydz.net>
  • Date: Sat, 14 Aug 2004 01:50:17 -0400 (EDT)
  • References: <200408130956.FAA03681@smc.vnet.net>
  • Reply-to: jmt at dxdydz.net
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The following command will set the Directory to the notebook folder :

SetDirectory[ DirectoryName[ToFileName[
      "FileName" /. NotebookInformation[SelectedNotebook[]]]]]


On 2004 08 13 11:56, 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.
  >
  > Any suggestions?
  >
  > Thanks,
  >
  > Joe Gwinn

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