[R-SIG-Mac] Package installation: setting default library

Carl Witthoft carl at witthoft.com
Tue Jan 6 00:01:46 CET 2009

Sean Davis wrote:
> On Mon, Jan 5, 2009 at 5:33 PM, Carl Witthoft <carl at witthoft.com> wrote:

>> After that, I tried to install some R packages.  Due to port blocking at
>> work, I have to download the files, unpack, and install from my local
>> directory.

> Why not simply set up the appropriate http proxy?  The information is
> included in the somewhat obscure location in the help page for
> "download.file".  Alternatively, there is some information on the topic in
> the Windows FAQ.  This should allow you to use the usual tools for
> installing packages.
> Sean

Trust me :-(,  NorthropGrumman has their net locked down 6 ways from 

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