I can't seem to create a correctly named R project within RStudio Cloud. No matter what I name the project in the home screen, it always comes up as 'project.Rproj' in the actual R Session. I'm trying to run a introductory workshop, whilst also teaching best practices, and am unable to use projects as a result. It seems very obvious to me that when you name a project in the home screen, that name should propagate into the Rproj file for that project. I can definitely use
here::here() to get around it, but that's placing an unnecessary complication in front of beginners.
For this particular session, RStudio cloud is my backup, given unpredictable corporate installation issues, so most will be on their local installations. For these people an Rproject will behave correctly, whilst for those needing RStudio cloud, I will have to explain why it is different and doesn't follow the rules created by RStudio. This is unhelpful.