Re: [Rd] Milestone: 4000 packages on CRAN

From: Prof Brian Ripley <ripley_at_stats.ox.ac.uk>
Date: Thu, 23 Aug 2012 20:42:37 +0100

On 23/08/2012 20:30, Dirk Eddelbuettel wrote:
>

> R-release:
>
> edd@max:~$ r -e 'AP <- available.packages(contrib.url("http://cran.r-project.org")); print(dim(AP)[1])'
> [1] 3988
> edd_at_max:~$
>
> R-devel (version as of a few days ago):
>
> edd@max:~$ ~/bin/Rscript-devel.sh -e 'AP <- available.packages(contrib.url("http://cran.r-project.org")); print(dim(AP)[1])'
> [1] 3988
> edd_at_max:~$
>
> There is a bug somewhere if another count gives 4001.

Hint: available.packages() has filters, so you are not seeing the Windows-only packages.

Note too that the number of packages on CRAN is not monotone: packages get added, packages get withdrawn/archived, sometimes 10s at a time.

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Brian D. Ripley,                  ripley_at_stats.ox.ac.uk
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