Contributed Packages

Available Packages

Currently, the CRAN package repository features 5469 available packages.

Table of available packages, sorted by date of publication

Table of available packages, sorted by name

Installation of Packages

Please type help("INSTALL") or help("install.packages") in R for information on how to install packages from this repository. The manual R Installation and Administration [PDF] (also contained in the R base sources) explains the process in detail.

CRAN Task Views allow you to browse packages by topic and provide tools to automatically install all packages for special areas of interest. Currently, 33 views are available.

Package Check Results

All packages are tested regularly on machines running Debian GNU/Linux, Fedora and Solaris. Packages are also checked under OS X and Windows, but typically only on the day the package appears on CRAN.

The results are summarized in the check summary (some timings are also available). Additional details for Windows checking and building can be found in the Windows check summary.

Writing Your Own Packages

The manual Writing R Extensions [PDF] (also contained in the R base sources) explains how to write new packages and how to contribute them to CRAN.

Repository Policies

The manual CRAN Repository Policy [PDF] describes the policies in place for the CRAN package repository.


Related Directories

Archive
Previous versions of the packages listed above, and other packages formerly available.
Orphaned
Packages with no active maintainer, see the corresponding README.
bin/windows/contrib
Windows binaries of contributed packages
bin/macosx/contrib
OS X binaries of contributed packages