For some time, I have been curious about how often researchers are downloading and using my R packages. However, there has been no way to satiate this curiosity...until now!
Thanks to Tal Galili (at http://www.r-statistics.com/), interested parties can answer the question: “How many people use a particular R package?”
Using Tal's R scripts, I generated several bar charts for the daily number of downloads for each of my packages from 04-02-2013 (approx. date R 3.0.0 was released) until 06-16-2013. So, about 2.5 months in sum. Above and below are the graphics for the top 2 package.
Below displays the total number of downloads for each package during this 2-month period. The package 'compute.es' took the lead with over 500 downloads in just over 2-months. All of these packages combined totaled about 2,000 downloads during this short period.
Below is the R output for each of my R packages. These are the total downloads from around the date R 3.0.0 was released (04-02-2013) until 06-16-2013. So, about 2.5 months in sum.
> barplot_package_users_per_day("compute.es", my_RStudio_CRAN_data)
> barplot_package_users_per_day("RcmdrPlugin.MA", my_RStudio_CRAN_data)
> barplot_package_users_per_day("MAd", my_RStudio_CRAN_data)
> barplot_package_users_per_day("MAc", my_RStudio_CRAN_data)
Looks like 'compute.es' package has the most downloads during this 2 1/2 month period at 531 total installations! Pretty rad!
A. C. Del Re
I'm a former research scientist with professional interests in health services research, psychotherapy, statistics, and R (open source stats software). See here for more information.