[R-pkg-devel] CRAN submissions

Lluís Revilla ||u|@@rev|||@ @end|ng |rom gm@||@com
Sun Jan 31 18:08:37 CET 2021

Hi all,

Some time ago, there was a question[1] about "how long is the average
waiting time when submitting a new package ("newbies") until you get a
manual reply or it's on CRAN, submitting an update with all OK before
it hits CRAN".

I have analyzed the data provided by cransays[2] (Many thanks!). You
can find it on this post https://llrs.dev/2021/01/cran-review/
Some key points:
 - Most submission happens in the first days of the week and towards
the middle of the month
 - Most of the submissions disappear from the CRAN queue in less than a day.
 - There's a new package submission to CRAN every hour.
 - It was impossible to know when there was a reply from CRAN, as no
information is openly available.
 - Not possible to know when a package is all OK before it hits CRAN
as some packages remain in the queue even after acceptance (perhaps
with metacran this could be answered).

Hope it's a useful guide. Thanks to the CRAN reviewers for their task,


[1]: https://stat.ethz.ch/pipermail/r-package-devel/2020q4/006174.html
[2]: https://lockedata.github.io/cransays/articles/dashboard.html

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