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Microsoft R Open and Proxy Configuration RRS feed

  • Question

  • I want to use R on the Work Network but have a proxy, where i have to use a User and Password, so

    What can i do?

    Thursday, November 3, 2016 11:46 AM

All replies

  • There shouldn't be anything that prevents you *using* R in such a situation. If you have restrictions on installing software, you'll need to check with your IT department. Note that Microsoft R Client (which includes Microsoft R Open) is available on MSDN, which might make it already approved by your IT department.
    Thursday, November 3, 2016 3:48 PM
  • R has an environment variable 'http_proxy' that you can use to set proxy specific information for downloading files.

    For more information, type:

    help(download.file) in the R console to get the related help documentation.

    You may also want to look at this post:

    http://stackoverflow.com/questions/6467277/proxy-setting-for-r

    Hope this helps.

    Stephen Weller

    Microsoft R Product Team

    Monday, November 7, 2016 3:57 PM