miniCRAN: Create a Mini Version of CRAN Containing Only Selected Packages

Makes it possible to create an internally consistent repository consisting of selected packages from CRAN-like repositories. The user specifies a set of desired packages, and miniCRAN recursively reads the dependency tree for these packages, then downloads only this subset. The user can then install packages from this repository directly, rather than from CRAN. This is useful in production settings, e.g. server behind a firewall, or remote locations with slow broadband access.

Version: 0.2.4
Imports: tools, XML, httr, methods, utils
Suggests: testthat (≥ 0.9), knitr, igraph
Published: 2015-03-27
Author: Revolution Analytics [aut], Andrie de Vries [aut, cre], Alex Chubaty [ctb]
Maintainer: Andrie de Vries <andrie at>
License: GPL-2
Copyright: Revolution Analytics
NeedsCompilation: no
Materials: NEWS
CRAN checks: miniCRAN results


Reference manual: miniCRAN.pdf
Vignettes: Using miniCRAN to identify package dependencies
Using miniCRAN to create and maintain a local CRAN repository
Using repositories other than CRAN with miniCRAN
Package source: miniCRAN_0.2.4.tar.gz
Windows binaries: r-devel:, r-release:, r-oldrel:
OS X Snow Leopard binaries: r-release: miniCRAN_0.2.4.tgz, r-oldrel: miniCRAN_0.2.4.tgz
OS X Mavericks binaries: r-release: miniCRAN_0.2.4.tgz
Old sources: miniCRAN archive