[R] Contributed packages

Sharpie chuck at sharpsteen.net
Mon Feb 8 21:59:36 CET 2010

Satish Vadlamani wrote:
> Folks:
> If you wanted to find out about what are the contributed packages and
> classify them, how would you go about it? For someone new like me, I would
> like to know what the possibilities are. When I click on "install
> packages" on my Windows version of R, it gives me a list but it is hard to
> figure out from that list what is the purpose of each package and to what
> class it belongs (for example, class of regular expressions).
> What is the equivalent of CPAN.org for Perl in R where you can browse Perl
> modules by category? Thanks.
> Satish

CRAN is the R equivalent of a repository like CPAN.org:


And the task views section groups available packages by category:


Hope this helps!

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