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

Gabor Grothendieck ggrothendieck at gmail.com
Mon Nov 23 18:14:34 CET 2009

On Mon, Nov 23, 2009 at 12:09 PM, hadley wickham <h.wickham at gmail.com> wrote:
>>> 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.
> Fritz and Stefan are concerned about making the raw logs available
> online, not summarised web statistics.
> The concern is about IP addresses which can be used to identify
> individual users.  This may be commercially sensitive information -
> for example, you could use this information to find out what packages
> your competitors are using.

That's not a problem if CRAN itself creates the page.  Alternately it
would be easy enough to make the ip address anonymous by converting it
to a factor and outputting the factor level numbers instead of the
level names.

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