[R] The "cloud" CRAN server.

Rolf Turner r.turner at auckland.ac.nz
Sun Jan 17 20:49:10 CET 2016

On 17/01/16 23:51, peter dalgaard wrote:

>> On 17 Jan 2016, at 05:07 , Rolf Turner <r.turner at auckland.ac.nz>
>> wrote:
>> 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)?
> No, not necessarily. It just means that the cloud service now has an
> official name as an R-project server. The main issue is that the name
> no longer implies a reliance on Rstudio as a company, nor can it be
> interpreted as advertisment of their services.
> (Rstudio still pioneered the service and, at least for now, also
> provides the infrastructure, and they deserve a lot of thanks for
> that. It was just that people were being apprehensive about using
> Rstudio services without using their products and about the long-term
> reliability of infrastructure rooted in a single commercial
> company.)

Okay,  gottit.  Thanks Peter.



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