Wednesday, September 30, 2009

User-contributed R packages on CRAN passes 2000 mark

The number of user-contributed packages at for the free (in both senses) statistical package R has passed 2000. See

Quite a milestone. Back in May I predicted to someone that it would hit 2000 around the start of October. Well, not too far out, but it is still September.

If you don't have R but you do a lot of manipulation of numbers, consider getting R. It repays the investment in time very well indeed.

(I have made no posts for a good while due to major illness. Mostly okay now.)