4.2 Directory Naming

Key file naming conventions, such as avoiding special characters, are equally as important for directories as they are for naming files. Remember, we consider special characters to be anything other than letters in the English alphabet, numbers from 1-9, dashes "-", and underscores "_".

In case there is any doubt, here are some examples of what are considered special characters - characters you want to avoid!

# % & < > : " /  | ? * { } $ ! ' @ + ` =

Remember: spaces, " ", qualify as special characters when it comes to file naming.

Remember: when we name the root folder we want to clearly communicate what the project is. And similarly, within this root folder, we want clearly labeled subfolders for each relevant aspect of the project. Common discrete subdirectories include ones for figures, data, manuscript etc.