[R] Interpretation of download counts of r packages using cranlogs::cran_downloads

Duncan Murdoch murdoch@dunc@n @end|ng |rom gm@||@com
Wed Sep 8 17:09:45 CEST 2021

On 08/09/2021 10:52 a.m., Dr. Robin Haunschild wrote:
> Hi,
> I looked at the download counts retrieved via the function
> cran_downloads in the package cranlogs. According to the documentation,
> download counts from the RStudio CRAN mirror are retrieved.
> Are requests from other mirrors included, or can each download count be
> interpreted as a download from a real user?

I think the answer to both questions is "no".  RStudio doesn't know what 
happens on other mirrors, and lots of automatic tests would download 
from RStudio's mirrors.

Duncan Murdoch

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