[R] microsoft proxy & R project

Laurent_Valdes at Dell.com Laurent_Valdes at Dell.com
Tue May 9 09:54:13 CEST 2006

Thanks a lot, you are nice.


-----Original Message-----
From: Nolwenn LeMeur [mailto:nlemeur at fhcrc.org] 
Sent: lundi 8 mai 2006 08:16
To: Laurent Valdes
Cc: r-help at stat.math.ethz.ch; Remy Drouilhet; Valdes, Laurent; Pierre.Lafaye-de-Micheaux at iut2.upmf-grenoble.fr
Subject: Re: [R] microsoft proxy & R project

Hi Laurent,

You should look the R windows FAQ web page:

(a) Use the alternative |internet2.dll| by starting R with the flag 
--internet2 (see How do I install R for Windows? 
which uses the Internet Explorer internals (and so needs Internet 
Explorer 4 or later installed). Note that this does not work with 
proxies that need authentication.

(b) A proxy needs to be set up: see |?download.file|. Here are two 
versions of an example (a real one, but from a machine that is only 
available locally) of a command-line in a short cut:

     "path_to_R\bin\RGui.exe" http_proxy=http://user:pass@gannet:80/
     "path_to_R\bin\RGui.exe" http_proxy=http://gannet/ http_proxy_user=ask

The second version will prompt the user for the proxy username and 
password when HTTP downloads are first used.


Laurent Valdes wrote:

>as I'm using R at Dell (where I am working), I manage to install packages
>from web, but there is a web proxy, which is pretty boring.
>R asks me to enter an active directory login/password, that would
>normally auth me through the web proxy, but it doesn't work.
>I'm looking forward for your help. Sorry if I used bad english.
>Any ideas ?
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