RE: [R] Why can't I download "window binary" zip packages

From: Lapointe, Pierre <>
Date: Thu 19 May 2005 - 05:40:55 EST

You did not mention your specs, but here's how I do it on my Win2K machine, behind a firewall, behind a proxy.

If you're behind a proxy, load R through a batch file that loads internet2.dll. To do so, open a notepad document. Write:

PATH C:\Program Files\R\rw2010\bin
START Rgui --internet2

Save your file as "r.cmd" in your C:\Program Files\R\rw2010\bin directory

FYI, internet2.dll makes R access the internet the same way your internet explorer does.

Here's the code I use to download and extract a zip file from the net.

"internal", quiet = FALSE, mode = "wb",cacheOK = TRUE)
unzipped<-zip.file.extract("c:/tmp/monthly/annual.txt", zipname =


Pierre Lapointe
Assistant Market Strategist
National Bank Financial

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