GET Timeout Error - httr package - Error in Curl



Hi all,

First q here so bear with me if I get it wrong.

I'm having issues with my connection to URLs and not sure why as I can load sites in my browser but not retrieve them through R. This happens intermittently...

qhand <- ""

Console Returns:

Error in curl::curl_fetch_memory(url, handle = handle) :
Timeout was reached: Connection timed out after 10000 milliseconds

Thanks for you help!


Try adding a timeout parameter:

GET("", timeout(20))

which will get you 20 seconds before giving up.


Thanks @technocrat - seems like it was a permissions issue - I'm running it from work. tears hair out


If you know your proxy settings at work you can do this.

  use_proxy(url="your.proxy.ip", port="port", username="user",password="password")