[Rd] Milestone: 4000 packages on CRAN

From: Henrik Bengtsson <hb_at_biostat.ucsf.edu>
Date: Thu, 23 Aug 2012 11:54:33 -0700


Today (2012-08-23) on CRAN [1]:

"Currently, the CRAN package repository features 4001 available packages."

These packages are maintained by approximately 2350 different folks.

Previous milestones:

2011-05-12: 3,000 packages [1]
2009-10-04: 2,000 packages [2]
2007-04-12: 1,000 packages [3]
2004-10-01:    500 packages [4]
2003-04-01:    250 packages [4]


[1] http://cran.r-project.org/web/packages/
[2] https://stat.ethz.ch/pipermail/r-devel/2009-October/055049.html
[3] https://stat.ethz.ch/pipermail/r-devel/2007-April/045359.html
[4] My private in-house data.
[5] http://cran.r-project.org/web/checks/check_summary_by_maintainer.html

/Henrik

PS. This count includes only packages on CRAN. There are more packages elsewhere.



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