Select a CRAN Mirror
Interact with the user to choose a CRAN mirror.
chooseCRANmirror(graphics = getOption("menu.graphics"), ind = NULL, useHTTPS = getOption("useHTTPS", TRUE), local.only = FALSE)
getCRANmirrors(all = FALSE, local.only = FALSE)
Logical. If true, use a graphical list: on Windows or the macOS GUI use a list box, and on a Unix-alike use a Tk widget if package tcltk and an X server are available. Otherwise use a text
Optional numeric value giving which entry to select.
Whether to prefer secure mirrors.
Logical, get all known mirrors or only the ones flagged as OK.
Logical, try to get most recent list from the CRAN master or use file on local disk only.
A list of mirrors is stored in file
R_HOME/doc/CRAN_mirrors.csv, but first an on-line
list of current mirrors is consulted, and the file copy used only if
the on-line list is inaccessible.
useHTTPS argument defaults to
useHTTPS = TRUE, HTTPS mirrors with mirroring over
ssh will be offered in preference to other mirrors (which
are listed in a sub-menu). If it is set to
FALSE, no secure
mirrors will be offered. Choosing a secure mirror provides some
guarantees on the identity of the site chosen and so is
recommended. (All R builds support downloading from HTTPS sites.)
ind chooses a row in the list of current mirrors, by number. It
is best used with
local.only = TRUE and row numbers in
chooseCRANmirror(), this function is invoked for its
side effect of updating
getCRANmirrors() returns a data frame with mirror information.