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Comprehensive R Arichive Network (CRAN)


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CRAN is package repository for R language. Approximately R has 4000 packages for statistics and data analysis. Amazingly all of them are free

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Comprehensive R Arichive Network (CRAN)

  1. 1. Unit - 1 Introduction to R CRAN- Comprehensive R Archive Network Kamakshaiah Musunuru Dhruva College of Management September 12, 2013
  2. 2. What is CRAN? What is CRAN?
  3. 3. Where can you get R? For R project: For CRAN: For contributed packages:
  4. 4. The Comprehensive R Archive Network (CRAN) is a collection of sites which carry identical material, consisting of the R distribution(s), the contributed extensions, documentation for R, and binaries. The CRAN master site at WU (Wirtschaftsuniversit at Wien) in Austria can be found at the URL The other mirrors are: Mirror Institute (WU Wien, Austria) (PlanetMirror, Australia) (Universidade Federal do Parana, Brazil) (ETH Zurich, Switzerland) (SunSITE, Denmark) (Spanish National Research Network, Madrid, Spain) (INRA, Toulouse, France) (Universidade do Porto, Portugal) (U of Bristol, United Kingdom) (Rhodes U, South Africa)
  5. 5. For more comprehensive list of mirrors, visit: for a complete list of mirrors. Please use the CRAN site closest to you to reduce network load.
  6. 6. For more descriptive observations Please visit
  7. 7. For more descriptive observations Please visit What do you observe?
  8. 8. A better place for information on “R installation and Administration”; you can refer to:; for PDF:
  9. 9. For project:
  10. 10. For packages:
  11. 11. Contributed packages:
  12. 12. Package site:
  13. 13. Thank You!