[R] How many R packages?

Charles Annis, P.E. Charles.Annis at StatisticalEngineering.com
Tue Feb 12 15:43:27 CET 2008

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.

Charles Annis, P.E.

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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


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