[R] R Packages Crack the 3,000 Mark!

Muenchen, Robert A (Bob) muenchen at utk.edu
Wed Nov 25 15:11:33 CET 2009

Hi Liviu,

Yes, I selected all the repositories on the list, including things like CRAN (extras), the four Bioconductor (BioC) sites, and R-Forge. 


-----Original Message-----
From: Liviu Andronic [mailto:landronimirc at gmail.com] 
Sent: Wednesday, November 25, 2009 4:47 AM
To: Muenchen, Robert A (Bob)
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Subject: Re: [R] R Packages Crack the 3,000 Mark!


On 11/24/09, Muenchen, Robert A (Bob) <muenchen at utk.edu> wrote:
>  I don't know if this has been reported before, but according to Henrique
>  Dallazuanna's program (below) the number of R packages has exceeded the
>  3,000 mark. The count today is 3,175. I ran this just a couple of months
>  ago & the number was still in the high 2,000s, so it must be fairly
>  recent. I think this represents about 50% growth in the last year. Not
>  bad!
Performing the same here I get only 2000+ packages.
> myPackageNames <- available.packages()
--- Please select a CRAN mirror for use in this session ---
Loading Tcl/Tk interface ... done
> length(unique( rownames(myPackageNames) ))
[1] 2058

And CRAN [1] reports a similar number. Perhaps you have some
non-standard repositories configured?

[1] http://cran.r-project.org/web/packages/

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