Re: [Rd] Milestone: 4000 packages on CRAN

From: Prof Brian Ripley <ripley_at_stats.ox.ac.uk>
Date: Thu, 23 Aug 2012 21:19:07 +0100

On 23/08/2012 21:01, Dirk Eddelbuettel wrote:
>
> 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?

No. Amongst the default filters is

      "OS_type" exclude packages whose OS requirement is incompatible
           with this version of R: that is exclude Windows-only packages
           on a Unix-alike platform and _vice versa_.

 > nrow(available.packages())
[1] 3988

 > nrow(available.packages(filter=list())) [1] 4001

>
> | 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 | get added, packages get withdrawn/archived, sometimes 10s at a time.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

You mean archived ...

> 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...

Not true: it was archived in less than 1 hour.

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