SSCC - Social Science Computing Cooperative Supporting Statistical Analysis for Research

1.6 Organizing projects

Organizing your work in folders will make you more productive, similarly to projects. Some organization approaches that are helpful.

  • Keep data sets in a separate folder from scripts and other documents.

  • Separate different analysis into their own folders.

  • Separate exploratory work into its own folder.

  • Separate folders for each document or presentation

For a student in a class this could be done by creating a folder for a class. Create a data folder inside the class folder, as well as a separate folder for each assignment or work product that is turned in.

The following image shows how this might look.

Column index of a data frame

Figure 1.8: Column index of a data frame