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Re: Directory[]

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  • Subject: [mg96150] Re: Directory[]
  • From: Helen Read <hpr at together.net>
  • Date: Sat, 7 Feb 2009 03:36:27 -0500 (EST)
  • References: <gmgv05$33b$1@smc.vnet.net>

hmalissa wrote:
> Directory[] gives the name of the Mathematica working directory.
> Is there a possibility to get the name of the directory in which the
> notebook file is located?
> For example: I neet to import data files into Mathematica, and the
> data files are located in the same directory as the notebook file
> itself. If I use absolute pathnames, importing will not work if the
> notebook and the data files are moved to a different directory.

SetDirectory[NotebookDirectory[]]

sets the working directory to the directory in which the notebook file 
lives. I put this in an initialization cell at the top of the working 
notebook when I am importing / exporting files in the same directory.

--
Helen Read
University of Vermont


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