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 , of which functions are provided.


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0.3.0 by Clement Lee, 5 months ago

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Authors: Clement Lee [aut, cre]

Documentation:   PDF Manual  

GPL (>= 2) license

Imports xml2, rvest, stringr, dplyr, igraph, Rcpp

Suggests ggplot2, tibble, visNetwork, knitr, rmarkdown

Linking to Rcpp, RcppArmadillo, RcppGSL

System requirements: pandoc (>= 1.12.3) -

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