ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
Sun May 12 15:34:21 CEST 2002
On Sun, 12 May 2002, syed gillani wrote:
> Hello all,
> I am running R 1.5.0 on a Pentium 4 1.5 GHz machine running Windows XP
> update.packages() doesn't work for me.
> For a while it goes quiet an then I get the following message:
> trying URL `http://cran.r-project.org/bin/windows/contrib/PACKAGES'
> unable to connect to 'cran.r-project.org'.
> Error in download.file(url = paste(contriburl, "PACKAGES", sep = "/"), :
> cannot open URL
> What should I do?
Read the documentation, of course. Try ?download.file for a start.
Can you access cran.r-project.org in a web browser? I don't know
where .sa is, but I think you should be using a mirror site.
Do you need to set a proxy, for example? Does it work if you start with
Brian D. Ripley, ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
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