[R] Proxy again, this time on a Mac

Prof Brian Ripley ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
Tue Jul 15 11:17:16 CEST 2008

On Tue, 15 Jul 2008, LostInTimeAndSpace wrote:

> Hi!
> My problem: i can't use the automatic package installation via the GUI since
> I am behind a Proxy.
> I tried installing Authoxy which solved the Problem for some other programs
> but not for R.
> I'm really new to R and Mac and therefore a bit confused... I can't find any
> internet connection settings in the R preferences, how can I change that?
> Is there a good manual on how to change R settings?

See ?download.file

Note that what you call the 'R preferences' are the preferences for the 
R.app GUI, and not in general for R itself which has many settings 
controlled by options() and similar functions (see also ?Startup and 'An 
Introduction to R').

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