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.