[R] Installation require proxy settings (2)

Greg Snow Greg.Snow at imail.org
Wed Feb 10 19:25:39 CET 2010

The http_proxy environmental variable should look something like: http://your.proxy.com:8080  (at least that is what mine looks like and it works), my http_proxy_user is just the word "ask" which makes it prompt me for my username and password (first time I connect each session).

You can double check that R is getting the correct values by using: Sys.getenv("http_proxy") and seeing that that matches what it should.

I have not received your particular error, so am not sure exactly what is causing it.  Try the above, it may help.

Gregory (Greg) L. Snow Ph.D.
Statistical Data Center
Intermountain Healthcare
greg.snow at imail.org

> -----Original Message-----
> From: r-help-bounces at r-project.org [mailto:r-help-bounces at r-
> project.org] On Behalf Of Van Wyk, Jaap
> Sent: Wednesday, February 10, 2010 1:49 AM
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> Subject: [R] Installation require proxy settings (2)
> Importance: High
> Hi
> Thanks again to Greg, and Prof Ripley.
> Greg, I was trying to send you an email, but has been unsuccessful.
> Speaking to someone from our IT deparment, I am trying to follow your
> advice to implement the settings to my computer (using Windows), by
> using Control Panel.
> I have selected System in Control Panel and chose System, Advanced tab,
> Environmental Variables, and created the user variables:
> http_proxy, with value
> http_proxy_user, with value user:pass (replacing these with my own
> username and password to connect to the internet via Internet Explorer.
> I have deleted R, rebooted the computer, and installed R again (NOT
> choosing Internet2).
> Then after opening Rgui.exe, I go to the Packages menu in the R
> console, and select  "Set CRAN mirror". I choose one, but the R comes
> back with the following:
> R> chooseCRANmirror()
> Error in m[, 1L] : incorrect number of dimensions
> Could you possibly think of a fix for this problem? (Maybe I should try
> setting System variables?)
> Thanks
> Jacob
> Jacob L van Wyk
> Department of Statistics
> University of Johannesburg (APK)
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