RE: [R] R-business case

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From: Adaikalavan Ramasamy (ramasamy@cancer.org.uk)
Date: Thu 18 Mar 2004 - 02:06:22 EST


Message-id: <ODEPICOHNDBJEHIFCIMPCEHKCBAA.ramasamy@cancer.org.uk>

I like the previous suggestion of counting the number of unique e-mails in
the archive.

Another useful thing would be to count and plot the growth of number of R
(and Bioconductor) packages over the years. I know not all packages are
created equal.

Regards, Adai.

> -----Original Message-----
> From: r-help-bounces@stat.math.ethz.ch
> [mailto:r-help-bounces@stat.math.ethz.ch]On Behalf Of Duncan Murdoch
> Sent: 17 March 2004 14:03
> To: Spencer Graves
> Cc: r-help@stat.math.ethz.ch; giovanni merola
> Subject: Re: [R] R-business case
>
>
> On Tue, 16 Mar 2004 13:41:38 -0800, Spencer Graves
> <spencer.graves@pdf.com> wrote :
>
> > Some web sites have "hit counters". It should be possible to get
> >a counts of the numbers of times different parts of R are downloaded.
> >Do the CRAN web sites include any such?
>
> The logs aren't currently available for general viewing, but I took a
> look at what we do have, and it shows rw1081.exe (the Windows binary
> build of R 1.8.1) being downloaded from the main CRAN site about 28000
> times. Not all of those downloads were successful; they average
> around 10 Meg each, and the file is 22 Meg in size. On the other
> hand, traffic to the mirrors isn't included at all.
>
> Duncan Murdoch
>
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