[R] R won't connect to the internet

Prof Brian Ripley ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
Fri Jul 18 12:01:02 CEST 2003

On Fri, 18 Jul 2003, michael watson (IAH-C) wrote:

> 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

Please ask someone who has a lesser aversion to your operating system (if
you hate it, why use it?) to show you how to make a shortcut. It can be
done, but you do need to give the full path to the executable in the
Target field, and you may need quotes in the correct places.

Brian D. Ripley,                  ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
Professor of Applied Statistics,  http://www.stats.ox.ac.uk/~ripley/
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