[R] Adding Proxy information in 'R' application

Batista, Jose jose.batista at nb.com
Fri Nov 8 18:10:38 CET 2013

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I'm currently working with a user who is actively trying to download & install libraries for 'R' on her office PC. While using install.packages("packageName", dependencies = TRUE) works without a problem on our home PCs, we use a proxy at the firm and therefore it doesn't let the application go directly out of the network on port 80.  Is there a way to manually set proxy information within the application so that it can, indeed, reach the internet when we're trying to download and install libraries (and necessary dependencies) from within the application?  I've gone through some of the options but there's nothing there for it.

José Emmanuel Batista

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