10,000 R Packages

Kevin Feasel

2017-01-31

R

David Smith notes that CRAN is now up to 10,000 packages:

Having so many packages available can be a double-edged sword though: it can take some searching to find the package you need. Luckily, there are some resources available to help you:

  • MRAN (the Microsoft R Application Network) provides a search tool for R packages on CRAN.

  • To find the most popular packages, Rdocumentation.org provides a leaderboard of packages by number of downloads. It also provides lists of newly-released and recently-updated packages.

R is a big language; having good heuristics for figuring out where to find appropriate packages is extremely important.

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