About reading external files

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by Jinghaom » Tue Mar 12, 2019 5:18 am


I am developing a package that uses stan for Bayesian analysis. Now there is a problem that stan needs to read the xxx.stan model file from outside for MCMC sampling.

I found that when I execute jmvtools:: install (), the model files are not packaged.
I now manually put the model file into the working directory of jamovi.

But I found that the working directory is not always here, so sometimes I can't find the model file (for example, the working directory is not there when I open the .omv file directly).

Any good suggestions?

Thank you
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by jonathon » Tue Mar 12, 2019 5:26 am

so the stan file is a text file? if it's going into a package/module you can't rely on the user having the working directory set up properly.

to do this, you make use of the `inst` directory (https://cran.r-project.org/doc/manuals/ ... irectories)

so your module source will look like:

- R
- jamovi
- inst

and whatever you put in the inst folder gets copied *into* the final module/package.

*then* to access this file, you use the system.file() function to resolve its path. https://www.rdocumentation.org/packages ... ystem.file

let me know if you get stuck


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by Jinghaom » Tue Mar 12, 2019 7:37 am

Hi jonathon

I solved the problem with your method.

thank you very much

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