Do you notice this:

cd into a folder, say "~/tmp/project/R" and start emacs with a file in
there. The working directory correctly shows "~/tmp/project/R".

Then launch an R session. When you quit the R session, and start a new
R session, the working directory changed, it becomes "~/tmp/project".

This is just a little inconvenient if you get an R session with some
crap in it and you close it down to start fresh, but the WD is no
longer correct. Its necessary to close emacs and re-open the file.

I'll paste in the Emacs session transcript to show what I mean. The
only thing I do after the q() is hit the big blue R button:

> getwd()
[1] "/home/pauljohn/GIT/rockchalk/package/rockchalk/R"
> q()
Save workspace image? [y/n/c]: n

Process R finished at Fri Jul 14 09:30:04 2017

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> > if(identical(getOption('pager'), file.path(R.home('bin'), 'pager'))) # 
> > rather take the ESS one
+       options(pager='cat')
> options(STERM='iESS', str.dendrogram.last="'", editor='emacsclient', 
> show.error.locations=TRUE)
> getwd()
[1] "/home/pauljohn/GIT/rockchalk/package/rockchalk"

Paul E. Johnson
Director, Center for Research Methods and Data Analysis

To write to me directly, please address me at pauljohn at

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