[R] R won't connect to the internet

Marsland, John John.Marsland at CommerzbankIB.com
Fri Jul 18 13:17:56 CEST 2003

I have had a play with the --internet2 flag under windows NT and XP

if you set the target on your shortcut to:

"C:\Program Files\R\rw1071\bin\Rgui.exe" --internet2

it should work. I think your problem is to do with the placement of the
quote marks - it's a wonderfully horrible idea to be able to put spaces in



> -----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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