Preface: Sorry Windows users, you’re out of luck on this one!
I figured out a quick tip over the weekend to help me launch
directly from the command line for Mac and Linux.
Simply add this line of code to your
.bash_profile and restart it and you’ll
be all set:
alias rstudio='open -a Rstudio *.Rproj'
You can edit your
bash_profile in your editor of choice, the most simple being
nano. The command to do that is:
If the folder you’re in has a
.Rproj file, simply type
the terminal and it will open the project in RStudio. I find myself doing this
a lot when I clone other people’s analysis to my local drive and want to take a
look at what they’re doing.
If you work in terminal or with the command line a lot, you can set up all types of helpful aliases to be more efficient. I’m not an expert, but I have a few good aliases that I think are helpful.