[R] R won't connect to the internet

M. Edward Borasky znmeb at aracnet.com
Fri Jul 18 16:32:21 CEST 2003

Actually, what I had to do was go into the "Properties" of the shortcut. The
"Target" on my system looks like this:

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

In other words, the *path* is in quotes because of the space in "Program
Files" but the "--internet2" is *outside* the quotes!

M. Edward (Ed) Borasky
mailto:znmeb at borasky-research.net
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> -----Original Message-----
> From: r-help-bounces at stat.math.ethz.ch 
> [mailto:r-help-bounces at stat.math.ethz.ch] On Behalf Of Prof 
> Brian Ripley
> Sent: Friday, July 18, 2003 3:01 AM
> To: michael watson (IAH-C)
> Cc: R-help at stat.math.ethz.ch
> Subject: Re: [R] R won't connect to the internet
> 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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