Hi All:

Recently there was a proper admonishment to a developer that it is bad 
etiquette writing to a user's home directory,  and for temporary files use the 
functions tempdir() and tempfile().  I am working on a new package (presently 
on Github) that downloads data from a remote server,  reads the data into R,  
but I would like to save that file for the user to access later if they so 
desire.  Saving to the "temp directory" is not a good option for that,  want to 
put it somewhere where the user can easily find it.  What is the proper 
etiquette for this?  Even if I provide an argument for the user to specify the 
location to save the file,  I should provide a default location.  

Any suggestions appreciated.


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