CRAN Repositories

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Artifactory natively supports CRAN repositories for the R language, giving you full control of your deployment and resolving process of CRAN packages. The Comprehensive R Archive Network (CRAN) is a collection of sites that carry identical material, consisting of R distributions, contributed extensions, R documentation, and binaries. R is a programming language and free software environment dedicated to statistical computing and graphics that is supported by the R Foundation for Statistical Computing. The R language is widely used for developing statistical software and data analysis by data miners and statisticians.

CRAN repositories in Artifactory offer the following benefits:

  • Secure and private local CRAN repositories with fine-grained access control.

  • The ability to proxy remote CRAN resources and cache downloaded CRAN packages to keep you independent of the network and the remote resource.

  • Virtual CRAN repositories that support a single URL through which to manage the resolution and deployment of all your CRAN packages.

  • Metadata calculation of the CRAN packages hosted in the Artifactory local repositories.

  • Version management: Archiving older versions of the packages uploaded to local repositories.

  • Manage source and binaries.

CRAN version support

Artifactory supports CRAN version 3.4.0 and above.