[R] using install.packages via proxy

Erbe, Nicole nicole.erbe at verigy.com
Thu Apr 12 13:39:19 CEST 2007

Hello everybody,

I'm trying to install rJava to use JRI in a Java program as JRI is a part of rJava. There should be the option to install this package via install.packages("rJava"). Unfortunately I'm connected to the internet via a proxy. I have no idea how to tell R to connect via the proxy. The R-help tells me something about environment variables like "http_proxy". But I have no idea how and where to set these variable as I'm new to R. I don't know whether this is the right way to solve my problem.

Is there anyone out there who knows how to solve this problem? Any help is appreciated.

Thank in advance

Nicole Erbe
Production Engineering
Verigy Germany GmbH
Herrenberger Str. 130
71034 Böblingen
Tel: +49 7031 4357327
Mail: nicole.erbe at verigy.com

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