[R] The "cloud" CRAN server.

Rolf Turner r.turner at auckland.ac.nz
Sun Jan 17 05:07:49 CET 2016

In another thread you wrote:

> One note:  The  "cloud" CRAN server is nowadays reachable as
>     https://cloud.r-project.org
> and that is now the preferred URL.

Should I understand from this that it is considered advisable that I use 
this URL as my default repository for downloading R and contributed 
packages from CRAN?  Rather than making use of my "local mirror" (in my 
case http://cran.stat.auckland.ac.nz)?

I have set


in my .Rprofile, and everything seems to work, and go like a train.  Are 
there any disadvantages to so doing?



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