Learning Projects & changing dir in Projects

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I have to say that I am a little puzzled by the use of Projects in RStudio.

I understand that many ppl do not like using the very ambiguous setwd(my/idiosyncratic/dir) BUT starting code in one dir and reading and writing from and to OTHER dir s is a little bothersome given all the messages one gets. See Dir layout below:

My reading has lead me to believe that having a folder system like thus is good practice:

0_data
1_code
2_pipeline
3_output
.Rproj.user
README

I am just not getting the nuisances of changing dir s in Projects. I have noticed that there are no videos on the web or Good explanations that delve into this matter.

Is there a better way??

Exasperated,
M