[R] are R packages safe?

Bert Gunter bgunter.4567 at gmail.com
Thu Dec 8 18:55:17 CET 2016

1. What does "Safe" mean???

2. From the R banner on startup:

"R is free software and comes with ABSOLUTELY NO WARRANTY."

Don't think it could be clearer than that!


Bert Gunter

"The trouble with having an open mind is that people keep coming along
and sticking things into it."
-- Opus (aka Berkeley Breathed in his "Bloom County" comic strip )

On Thu, Dec 8, 2016 at 9:47 AM, Dimitri Liakhovitski
<dimitri.liakhovitski at gmail.com> wrote:
> Guys,
> suddenly, I am being asked for a proof that R packages that are not
> '"base" are safe. I've never been asked this question before.
> Is there some documentation on CRAN that discusses how it's ensured
> that all "official" R packages have been "vetted" and are safe?
> Thanks a lot!
> --
> Dimitri Liakhovitski
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