R: Resources

Other Resources

0.1 FAQ

A collection of Frequently Asked Questions and their answers is maintained by Kurt Hornik and can be found at the URL


0.2 Mailing lists

Thanks to Martin Maechler there are a number of mailing lists which are used by R users and developers. See


for details.

0.3 Archives

The Comprehensive R Archive Network (CRAN) is a collection of sites which carry identical material, consisting of the R distribution(s), the contributed extensions, documentation for R, and binaries, with the master site at http://CRAN.R-project.org/ and information on daily mirrors available from


0.4 Bug-tracking system

R has a bug-tracking system (or perhaps a bug-filing system is a more precise description) available on the net at


and via e-mail to r-bugs@R-project.org. The R function bug.report() can be used to invoke an editor from a within an R session and send the report to the right address. It also fills in some basic information, such as your R version and operating system, which has proved helpful in the debugging process.