[R] proxy

Dirk Eddelbuettel edd at debian.org
Tue Jan 6 16:24:37 CET 2004

On Tue, Jan 06, 2004 at 10:56:38AM -0400, christian_mora at vtr.net wrote:
> Hi all;
> I?m working with the latest version of R under Win2000. My internet connection
> (using a proxy) requires my username and password. In this situation I?m
> not able to update the packages from CRAN (unless I download and install
> them from a local drive). I tried looking at information on the list servers
> but I couldn?t figure out how to change 'environment variables' or something
> like that. I also tried renaming the files internet2.dll to internet.dll
> and so on. Any 'new' idea how to solve this situation.

See the 'R on Windows' FAQ, Section 2.17.   

Personally, I use http_proxy="....." in the file ~/.Renviron -- i.e. a file
called .Renviron in the directory pointed to by the $HOME env. variable.


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