[Rd] Milestone: 2000 packages on CRAN

Henrik Bengtsson hb at stat.berkeley.edu
Mon Oct 5 08:03:00 CEST 2009

Today, 2009-10-04, from http://cran.r-project.org/web/packages/

"Currently, the CRAN package repository features 1997 objects
including 1993 packages and 4 bundles containing 15 packages, for a
total of 2008 available packages."

It was 1.5 years ago (2007-04-12) we were at 1000 packages, cf.


>From my previous in-house statistics there were ~500 packages in Oct
2004, and ~250 in April 2003.

So, roughly, the number of packages doubles every 18 months.

My daily procrastination


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