Re: [Rd] Removing cran mirrors

From: Hadley Wickham <>
Date: Tue, 03 Nov 2009 08:58:55 -0600

Reading the documentation for mirmon, it also looks like it can output a machine readable state file. It would be really useful if this was published on the r-help page as then we could construct tools to automatically recommend mirrors based on average age and download speed.


On Tue, Nov 3, 2009 at 8:54 AM, Hadley Wickham <> wrote:
> Hi all,
> What's the procedure for removing out of date cran mirrors?  I've just
> discovered the fantastic,
> but there 4 mirrors that have not been updated in over a month, and
> quite a few others that have a chequered past.  Given that there are
> many additional mirrors available, and the poor user experience if a
> bad mirror is selected, perhaps these poorly functioning mirrors could
> be removed from the list?
> Hadley
> --


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