Re: [R] Basic R Problem

From: Hans-Peter <gchappi_at_gmail.com>
Date: Sat 18 Feb 2006 - 04:11:10 EST

2006/2/17, Peter Arnold <peter@prainvestment.com>:
>
> > To: Anyone Who Can Help
>
> >> chooseCRANmirror()
> >> utils:::menuInstallPkgs()
> > Warning: unable to access index for repository
> > http://www.ibiblio.org/pub/languages/R/CRAN/bin/windows/contrib/2.2
> > Warning: unable to access index for repository
> > http://www.stats.ox.ac.uk/pub/RWin/bin/windows/contrib/2.2
> > Error in install.packages(NULL, .libPaths()[1], dependencies = TRUE,
> > type = type) :
> > no packages were specified

I cannot help you, but maybe I can help you to help yourself:

  1. go to the archiv: http://tolstoy.newcastle.edu.au/~rking/R/about.html
  2. I tried with the search term: "Warning: unable to access index for repository"
  3. in the result page I took the first entry: (http://tolstoy.newcastle.edu.au/~rking/R/help/05/10/13619.html)
  4. which gave me the answer:
    >I expect you need to set a proxy. This is covered in the rw-FAQ that
    we do ask you to >read before posting. See the item
    >
    > The internet download functions fail.
  5. The rw-FAQ is the Windows FAQ. As I didn't remember where it is, I just looked at the posting guide http://www.R-project.org/posting-guide.html which gave me:
  6. http://cran.r-project.org/bin/windows/base/rw-FAQ.html or more exactly: http://cran.r-project.org/bin/windows/base/rw-FAQ.html#The-internet-download-functions-fail_002e

I don't know if this helps, but I think these are the steps that you should/could do for yourself before asking on the maillist. Of course it's not always as simple to get the right answers out of the archiv.

--
Regards,
Hans-Peter

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