Re: [R] internet proxy settings (win)

From: Uwe Ligges <ligges_at_statistik.tu-dortmund.de>
Date: Mon, 10 Mar 2008 14:27:24 +0100

Which mirror do you use?

Uwe Ligges

Thomas Steiner wrote:
> I cannot access internet through R.
> My IT-guys told me that I should set the proxy and the port and then
> everything will be fine. Where can I set them?

> I use R 2.6.2 under Windows 2000 and these settings are those of the
> Internet Explorer (no password).
>
> I read http://cran.at.r-project.org/bin/windows/base/rw-FAQ.html#The-Internet-download-functions-fail_002e
> but staring R by
> "C:\Program Files\R\R-2.6.2\bin\Rgui.exe" --internet2
> a package update still gives me an error:
>

>> update.packages(ask='graphics')

> --- Please select a CRAN mirror for use in this session ---
> Fehler: Indizierung außerhalb der Grenzen
> Zusätzlich: Warning messages:
> 1: In read.dcf(file = tmpf) : Line starting '<html> ...' is malformed!
> 2: In read.dcf(file = tmpf) : Line starting ' <head> ...' is malformed!
> 3: In read.dcf(file = tmpf) : Line starting '</html> ...' is malformed!
>
> Do you know what I could try next?
> Thanks
> Thomas
>
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