26.2 Naming Files
Files containing R code use the uppercase
.R extension. This aligns
with the fact that the language is unambiguously called
R and not
Some files may contain a single support function. Name the file to
match the name of the function defined within the file. If a file
contains the support function
my_fancy_plot() then name the file as
below to differentiate it from analysis scripts.
utility_functions.R MyFancyPlot.R my.fancy.plot.Rmy_fancy_plot.r
R binary data filenames end in
.RData. This is descriptive of the
file containing data for R and conforms to a capitalised naming
Standard file names use lowercase where there is a choice.
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