“Changes on CRAN” published in The R Journal.
In the past 3 months, 516 new packages were added to the CRAN package repository. 206 packages were unarchived, 416 were archived and 4 had to be removed. The following shows the growth of the number of active packages in the CRAN package repository:
On 2023-04-30, the number of active packages was around 19439.
From February 2023 to April 2023 CRAN received 7905 package submissions. For these, 13597 actions took place of which 9071 (67%) were auto processed actions and 4526 (33%) manual actions.
Minus some special cases, a summary of the auto-processed and manually triggered actions follows:
These include the final decisions for the submissions which were
|auto||2126 (27.6%)||1977 (25.7%)|
|manual||1788 (23.2%)||1808 (23.5%)|
where we only count those as auto processed whose publication or rejection happened automatically in all steps.
Currently, there are 100 official CRAN mirrors,
80 of which provide both
secure downloads via ‘
https’ and use secure mirroring from the CRAN master
(via rsync through ssh tunnels). Since the R 3.4.0 release,
offers these mirrors in preference to the others which are not fully secured (yet).
There is one new task view:
Currently there are 43 task views (see https://cran.r-project.org/web/views/), with median and mean numbers of CRAN packages covered 106 and 120, respectively. Overall, these task views cover 4344 CRAN packages, which is about 22% of all active CRAN packages.