[R] RE: R-1.6.1 is released

Dirk Eddelbuettel edd at debian.org
Fri Nov 1 17:46:51 CET 2002

> Now: does anyone know if it is possible to get a CD with the
> whole of CRAN on it, from anywhere convenient for the UK?

Sort of -- I noticed a few months ago that cheapbytes.com now presses 
an R cd for a modest $4.99. See item 38 on the list at:
as well as the product description at

However, this looks more like "R binaries for a lot of platforms" cd 
than a CRAN cd with all the modules.  But a well-written email telling 
them where to start on the CRAN file tree, as well as why that may be
a good idea, might give rise to another CRAN cd. They probably ship 
to the UK too.  

Or other cd vendors might jump at this.  You could talk to Chris 
Lawrence <lawrencc at debian.org> who also sells inexpensive CDs at 
www.lordsutch.com, and reads this list. Hi Chris :)

But then, maybe this is something for the R Foundation to raise a buck
or two?


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