[R] cannot open connection: Authorization Required
spencer.graves at pdf.com
Fri Oct 3 20:23:33 CEST 2008
Is there a way in R to access a file / web site that requires
Consider for example the following:
> readLines('http://www.r-project.org/', 4)
 "<!DOCTYPE HTML PUBLIC \"-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.01 Transitional//EN\">"
 "<title>The R Project for Statistical Computing</title>"
> readLines(URL) # URL = web address, which I can see via manual access.
Error in file(con, "r") : cannot open the connection
In addition: Warning message:
In file(con, "r") :
cannot open: HTTP status was '401 Authorization Required'
R version 2.7.2 (2008-08-25)
attached base packages:
 stats graphics grDevices utils datasets methods base
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