[R] Download large file from https url with progress meter
jefferis at gmail.com
Tue Jul 10 22:09:49 CEST 2012
I would like to download a large (15Mb) file from a github https url with a progress meter. My first attempt was:
Error in download.file(zip_url, zip_file) : unsupported URL scheme
Then I tried
system.time(request<-GET(zip_url, config(ssl.verifypeer = FALSE)))
user system elapsed
1.234 0.236 27.685
I can't seem to find a way for the httr package to show progress. Can anyone suggest an alternative approach?
With many thanks,
Gregory Jefferis, PhD
Division of Neurobiology
MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology,
Cambridge, CB2 0QH, UK.
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