Finding CRAN packages right from the R console

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The article from Joachim Zuckarelli about working woth Rlang. Currently, there are more than 14,000 R package contributions on CRAN providing R with an unparalleled wealth of features. The downside of the large and increasing amount of packages is that it becomes increasingly difficult to find the right tools to tackle a specific problem.

The information is split into:

  • What is packagefinder? How does it benefit me?
  • Working with packagefinder: Search indices
  • Searching CRAN for packages
  • Discovering the latest packages
  • Getting details on packages

Despite that CRAN does not provide any good search functionality packagefinder is designed to search for CRAN packages right from the R console. Certainly helpful for anybody using R language for big data.

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