[R] The "cloud" CRAN server.
pdalgd at gmail.com
Sun Jan 17 11:51:49 CET 2016
> On 17 Jan 2016, at 05:07 , Rolf Turner <r.turner at auckland.ac.nz> wrote:
> In another thread you wrote:
>> One note: The "cloud" CRAN server is nowadays reachable as
>> and that is now the preferred URL.
> Should I understand from this that it is considered advisable that I use this URL as my default repository for downloading R and contributed packages from CRAN? Rather than making use of my "local mirror" (in my case http://cran.stat.auckland.ac.nz)?
No, not necessarily. It just means that the cloud service now has an official name as an R-project server. The main issue is that the name no longer implies a reliance on Rstudio as a company, nor can it be interpreted as advertisment of their services.
(Rstudio still pioneered the service and, at least for now, also provides the infrastructure, and they deserve a lot of thanks for that. It was just that people were being apprehensive about using Rstudio services without using their products and about the long-term reliability of infrastructure rooted in a single commercial company.)
- Peter D.
> I have set
> in my .Rprofile, and everything seems to work, and go like a train. Are there any disadvantages to so doing?
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