Welcome to the RStudio community!
Here is a simple example how to save and load rda
#Generate some data
myData1 = data.frame(x = 1:100, y = runif(100))
myData2 = data.frame(x = LETTERS, y = runif(26))
#Save it as rda
save(myData1, myData2, file = "testData.rda")
#Load it again
- Note that for saving, you can specify multiple objects you like to save by comma separating them, but you need to use the
file = "fileName.rda" to set the file name.
- Loading is just providing the path to the rda file.
I notice you are using the
~ in your path name. This is not the same as the working directory, but will default to the home folder on your disk. Use the
getwd() to see the working directory, you can then save files relative to that one, or specify the full path.
#This is the home directory, so the ~
save(myData1, myData2, file = "~/testData.rda")
#File path "C:/Users/myUsername/Documents/testData.rda"
#This is the working directory
save(myData1, myData2, file = "myFolder/testData.rda")
#File saved in "C:/Users/myUsername/Documents/myRprojects/project1/myFolder/testData.rda"
#Incorrect use of ~, filename now starts with ~
save(myData1, myData2, file = "~testData.rda")
Hope this helps,
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