Should we use data or static/data to store input files

Just curious. It seems that most people online put data in static/data, however I don't really see why Rstudio creates a data directory when using blogdown that people don't use. Does it have a different purpose?

Hi @kieran, not sure if you're referring to this same folder, but I believe that the /theme/data/ or /data folder is where the files that are recognized as are stored:

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I was. that is a great link to describe it. Thank you!