[R] ctv, install.views, install.packages (& update.packages)

From: Vorlow Constantinos <CVorlow_at_eurobank.gr>
Date: Mon, 14 Apr 2008 16:40:08 +0300

Dear all,  

Wouldn't it be helpful if the  


had a "downloadonly=TRUE" flag which would allow us to download the packages and install them later (or put them in a USB stick and take them for installation on anothe PC).  

I am behind a firewall (Bank) and I have serious plroblem updating R or installing views (Finance, Econometrics etc. etc.). The download breaks up somehow and the installation or the update never completes... From my ADSL at home, there is no such problem.... We can not use FTP either....  

I am particularly interested in the install.views that would allow a bundle of packages to be downloaded and installed offline....  

Is the above possible now? If it is already, please disregard my silly email...  

Best regards,

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