[R] Read from url requiring authentication?
Prof Brian Ripley
ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
Mon Sep 8 21:15:24 CEST 2008
On Mon, 8 Sep 2008, Damien wrote:
> Hi all,
> I'm looking into opening an url on a server which requires
> After failing to find some kind of connection structure to fill in I
> turned to explicitly stating the credentials in the url itself (e.g.
> Sadly this didn't do the trick either and both source() and url()
> failed trying to resolve the username ()
> Is there anything I missed in the documentation/internet/groups?
> If not could I maybe add to the existing R functions as it doesn't
> seem too far of a stretch to allow the username and password in the
> url string fed to the web server?
Look at the RCurl package: it is more like download.file than url, though,
and you could perhaps wse the "wget" method of download.file.
Brian D. Ripley, ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
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