Re: [Rd] CRAN Server download statistics (Was: R Usage Statistics)

From: Gabor Grothendieck <ggrothendieck_at_gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 23 Nov 2009 11:34:42 -0500

On Mon, Nov 23, 2009 at 11:11 AM, Friedrich Leisch <friedrich.leisch_at_stat.uni-muenchen.de> wrote:
>>>>>> On ,
>>>>>> Anonymous () wrote:
>  > Knowing what percentage of different OSes are being used is of
>  > interest to package developers and would be obscured by the proposal
>  > to massage the data.  I prefer to see the raw figure as is.
>
>  > Also the number of IPs are important and should not be removed in my
>  > opinion since (1) it is a measure of clustering.  If a package is
>  > mainly used by the courses of a few universities where the students
>  > really have no choice then that seems a lot different than if its used
>  > by a variety of people around the world.  Only the IPs would give any
>  > clue to that.  (2) it helps to diagnose intentional distortion of the
>  > figures by repeat downloads to the same machine.
>
> As Hadley already pointed out we cannot make CRAN logs publicly
> available for privacy reasons. That would be a violation of national
> laws.

I think that's unlikely. There is no info given out identifying users. There are lots of web stats on the net.



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