Re: [Rd] Milestone: 4000 packages on CRAN

From: Dirk Eddelbuettel <edd_at_debian.org>
Date: Thu, 23 Aug 2012 15:01:41 -0500

On 23 August 2012 at 20:42, Prof Brian Ripley wrote:
| 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.

But should I not get all via a default type of 'source' as I am on Linux?  

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| get added, packages get withdrawn/archived, sometimes 10s at a time.

  http://dirk.eddelbuettel.com/cranberries/cran/new/ ## New pkgs

  http://dirk.eddelbuettel.com/cranberries/cran/removed/ ## Rm'ed pkg

  http://dirk.eddelbuettel.com/cranberries/cran/updated/ ## Updates

as well as the overall

  http://dirk.eddelbuettel.com/cranberries/

Today was pretty entertaining with package mRMRe added as 'new' only to be removed a few hours later. Fun times...

Dirk

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Dirk Eddelbuettel | edd@debian.org | http://dirk.eddelbuettel.com

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