[Rd] [RFC] A case for freezing CRAN
h.wickham at gmail.com
Wed Mar 19 15:17:47 CET 2014
> What would be more useful in terms of reproducibility is the capability of
> installing a specific version of a package from a repository using
> install.packages(), which would require archiving older versions in a
> coordinated fashion. I know CRAN archives old versions, but I am not aware
> if we can programmatically query the repository about this.
The main caveat is that you also need to be able to build the package,
and ensure you have dependencies that work with that version.
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