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Main R archives lost "packages" directory - don't copy to your mirror site (r-project.org)
37 points by zeratul 1342 days ago | 7 comments



There should be a ton of R packages to download here:

http://cran.r-project.org/web/packages

This change is propagating to the mirror websites. For some it might mean downtime with their statistical analysis.

EDIT: Actually, you can still get the packages source code here:

http://cran.r-project.org/src/contrib/

Binaries for mac os x are here:

http://cran.r-project.org/bin/macosx/leopard/contrib/

But I don't know where to get the PDF documentation for the individual packages.

EDIT2: Google keeps cached PDFs, you can view them using Google docs pdf reader.

P.S. I've contacted Uwe, Kurt, and Stefan but probably they are already gone for the day.

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The pdfs should be generated automatically when you install from source - or could be forced through a command line option (there were some changes to v 2.14, I don't recall them exactly)

Also most pdfs for R packages will show up in a google search somewhere.

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This mirror does not auto-delete (as posted on r-devel):

http://stat.ethz.ch/CRAN/web/packages/

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I think we need a little more context?

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I think the packages directory was removed?

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what about disabling access to this archive until "packages" directory is restored, so it won't propagate to mirrors ?

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My package got published today... I hope it's only correlated |-:

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