[R] R won't connect to the internet

Hotz, T. th50 at leicester.ac.uk
Fri Jul 18 11:57:14 CEST 2003

Dear Mick,

Have you tried to change the properties of your shortcut 
(right-click on the shortcut); add "--internet2" for the
target (works at least on W2K).

If that fails, create a small *.bat file, containing the 

\yourpath\Rgui --internet2

and probably, before executing this, insert the line

cd \yourHome




Thomas Hotz
Research Associate in Medical Statistics
University of Leicester
United Kingdom

Department of Epidemiology and Public Health
22-28 Princess Road West
Tel +44 116 252-5410
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Division of Medicine for the Elderly
Department of Medicine
The Glenfield Hospital
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> -----Original Message-----
> From: michael watson (IAH-C) [mailto:michael.watson at bbsrc.ac.uk]
> Sent: 18 July 2003 10:32
> To: R-help at stat.math.ethz.ch
> Subject: [R] R won't connect to the internet
> Hi
> I can't get R to connect to the internet.  I am running R 
> 1.7.1 on Windows XP and whenever I try to download packages 
> etc from within R using the internet, it fails.
> OK so I am behind a firewall and use a proxy server....
> SO, if I go to my MS-DOS prompt and type:
> 	RGui.exe --internet2
> everything works....
> BUT i can't set up a shortcut for this as Windows (I hate 
> Windows) complains that RGui.exe --internet2 is invalid and 
> won't save it
> So do I have to go into MS-DOS everytime I want to start up R???
> Thanks
> Mick
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