Re: [R] How many R packages?

From: Charles Annis, P.E. <Charles.Annis_at_statisticalengineering.com>
Date: Tue, 12 Feb 2008 09:43:27 -0500

1305 by my count.

Go to CRAN and click on Packages. Then copy and paste the list into your text processor and look at the line count.

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From: r-help-bounces_at_r-project.org [mailto:r-help-bounces_at_r-project.org] On Behalf Of Muenchen, Robert A (Bob)
Sent: Tuesday, February 12, 2008 9:37 AM To: r-help_at_stat.math.ethz.ch
Subject: [R] How many R packages?

Hi All,

I searched around to find the number of R packages currently available, but didn't find anything, so I choose all repositories & told it to install. The list contained about 2,856 (correcting roughly for those installed). But the list includes repetitions such as 19 names that begin with "bvbovine".

Selecting only CRAN and CRAN(extras) I get 1,344.

Is there an easier way to determine the total number of R packages available?

Thanks,
Bob



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