RE: [R] Download advice please!

From: Prof Brian Ripley <ripley_at_stats.ox.ac.uk>
Date: Thu 21 Apr 2005 - 22:01:31 EST

I use wget under Windows all the time.

However, if you use Internet Explorer (as your cafe probably does but I try not to), you can just open ftp://cran.r-project.org/src/contrib and it will show up as a folder. Just copy that folder (e.g. drag it to a user area). It has to be ftp:// - this is part of the inbuilt ftp client. (It works for uploading too, which is why I know about it.)

The problem either way is that you will get the Archive, which is much larger than the current part. So I actually use rsync to avoid this.

On Thu, 21 Apr 2005 Ted.Harding@nessie.mcc.ac.uk wrote:

> On 21-Apr-05 Patrick Hausmann wrote:
>> Hello!
>> what about a simple FTP-Client for Windows (http://www.smartftp.com/)
>> or wget for Windows: http://xoomer.virgilio.it/hherold/
>>
>> Good luck
>> Patrick
>
>
> Thanks to Patrick for a prompt response and also to Dave Whiting
> and Tony Rossini (off-list)!
>
> I've now downloaded wget for windows from
>
> ftp://ftp.sunsite.dk/projects/wget/windows/wget-1.9.1b-complete.zip
>
> which was pointed to by http://xoomer.virgilio.it/hherold
>
> and I'll see how I get on!
>
> Feeling slightly enlightened now,
> Ted.

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