[R] Opening Data Via FTP

ripley@stats.ox.ac.uk ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
Tue Aug 27 21:38:21 CEST 2002

On Tue, 27 Aug 2002, Brett A Magill wrote:

> I am trying to read a table in via ftp, something like this:
>   read.table("ftp://ftp.the.file.com/the/directory/file.txt")
> The trouble with that is, our ftp server is picky and wants my username
and password.  Oh, bother.  My question:  Is there a way to send user/pass
and read the file into R?


It's pretty standard


and that works in R (or used to).

I suggest use --internet2 and however you would do this in Internet

Brian D. Ripley,                  ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
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