crandep: Network Analysis of Dependencies of CRAN Packages

The dependencies of CRAN packages can be analysed in a network fashion. For each package we can obtain the packages that it depends, imports, suggests, etc. By iterating this procedure over a number of packages, we can build, visualise, and analyse the dependency network, enabling us to have a bird's-eye view of the CRAN ecosystem. One aspect of interest is the number of reverse dependencies of the packages, or equivalently the in-degree distribution of the dependency network. This can be fitted by the power law and/or an extreme value mixture distribution <doi:10.48550/arXiv.2008.03073>, of which functions are provided.

Version: 0.3.9
Depends: R (≥ 3.4)
Imports: xml2, rvest, stringr, dplyr, igraph, Rcpp, pracma, gsl, stats
LinkingTo: Rcpp, RcppArmadillo
Suggests: ggplot2, tibble, visNetwork, knitr, rmarkdown
Published: 2024-05-30
DOI: 10.32614/CRAN.package.crandep
Author: Clement Lee ORCID iD [aut, cre]
Maintainer: Clement Lee < at>
License: GPL-2 | GPL-3 [expanded from: GPL (≥ 2)]
NeedsCompilation: yes
SystemRequirements: pandoc (>= 1.12.3) -
Materials: README NEWS
CRAN checks: crandep results


Reference manual: crandep.pdf
Vignettes: The dependency network of all CRAN packages
Modelling the number of reverse dependencies
Introduction to crandep


Package source: crandep_0.3.9.tar.gz
Windows binaries: r-devel:, r-release:, r-oldrel:
macOS binaries: r-release (arm64): crandep_0.3.9.tgz, r-oldrel (arm64): crandep_0.3.9.tgz, r-release (x86_64): crandep_0.3.9.tgz, r-oldrel (x86_64): crandep_0.3.9.tgz
Old sources: crandep archive


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