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I'm trying to install a package through the R prompt by doing the following:


But the output is as follows:

--- Please select a CRAN mirror for use in this session ---

And nothing else! I can't find a solution to this very basic problem. What am I supposed to type in order to select a CRAN mirror?


OS: Mac-OS X 10.6.8 R Version: 2.15.0

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To specify a mirror for downloading packages, you can use the repos argument inside the install.packages function as follows:

install.packages('RMySQL', repos='')

You can choose your nearest mirror from the list of mirrors here.

You can also use the following function to select a cran mirror:


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