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Re: Default path for opening files

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  • Subject: [mg127014] Re: Default path for opening files
  • From: nanobio9 <kuokan.liang at>
  • Date: Sat, 23 Jun 2012 04:18:52 -0400 (EDT)
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Hi, Helen,

Thanks for the tip. The code I used was very simple. It was copied
from the help file of FileNameSetter:
{FileNameSetter[Dynamic[admittanceFile], "Open", {"mfile" ->
{"*.m"}}], Dynamic[admittanceFile]}

I have hundreds of .m files recording simulation output, organized in
a nested directory. I want the data analysis program to always start
looking for files from the root of this output data directory. I tried
the "SetDirectory" stuff. It helps if one uses commands to save or
load files, indeed, but it does not help 'FileNameSetter' to find the
location, though. That's what I wanted to ask. I think Wolfram
research put FileNameSetter there hoping people make use of it. If
that's true, it has to be more useful.

Thanks again and best regards.

> You can manually set the working directory to anything you like with
> SetDirectory["full path here"]
> You can also find the path to the directory your current working
> notebook lives in with NotebookDirectory[]. So to set the directory to
> the place where your notebook lives, just do this:
> SetDirectory[NotebookDirectory[]]
> If I am importing / exporting things from a Mathematica notebook, I'll
> put that at the top of the notebook, usually in an initialization cell
> so the directory is set automatically when I open up the file.
> Helen Read
> University of Vermont
> On 6/21/2012 5:15 AM, nanobio9 wrote:

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