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By:

Hamsa Ehsan

Introduction:

In R language, there are binaries that are written by other academics, scientists or researchers who publish/upload them and allow others to access them. They plot the entire code within a class, summarize them into a binary file and then upload them to the R’s resource package that is known as Cran R-Project.


Steps:

  • First go to the Cran R-Project Website’s Homepage, which you can access from the link given below:  https://cran.r-project.org/

  • On the left side of the homepage, you can go to ‘Packages’ and click on it.

  • The repository of the packages will be shown which contains over 50,000 packages; these packages have various purposes.

  • Most of these packages are used for biological analysis e.g. a package name ‘abd’ is especially used for this purpose.

  • When you click on any package, the information related to that package is displayed, which you can read and analyze.

  • There is ‘Reference Manual’ available and there is also a resource File which you can download.

  • You can download ‘Binaries’ and install them, and there’s also ‘license Information’ available.


Summary:

In this video, we got to see how packages are accessed and what is the basic need of the packages. We also got to see the kind of information related to a package is available in the R repository which you can use according to your own analysis.

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