[R] Test internet presence

Gregor Gorjanc gregor.gorjanc at bfro.uni-lj.si
Mon Sep 11 12:33:22 CEST 2006

Gregor Gorjanc wrote:
> Hello useRs!
> I have a small package and I need internet access for examples. Of
> course it works fine when I have internet access, but not otherwise. I
> remember I saw a way to test availability of internet access, but I can
> not find it now in archives. Can anyone here help me?
> David Barron wrote:
>> I means non-zero, not non-negative.
> ...
> Thanks. download.file() is fine!

Thinking a bit more, download.file() is not really general as I need to
specify an url and it might happen that I have internet connection, but
server that provides url is down. I am to picky on this?

Lep pozdrav / With regards,
    Gregor Gorjanc

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