MRAN, the Microsoft R Application Network has been migrated to a new high-performance, high-availability server, and we've taken the opportunity to make a few upgrades along the way. You shouldn't notice any breaking changes (of course if you do, please let us know), but you should notice faster performance for the MRAN site and for the checkpoint package. (MRAN is also the home of daily archives of CRAN, which checkpoint relies on to deliver specific package versions for its reproducibility functions.)
Among the improvements you will find:
- Faster search of R packages, including links to package vignettes and a dependencies graph for related packages.
- Additional resources for R users, including R Community links.
- A new “R Tools” menu, with links to other software platforms that integrate R.
- Streamlined download experience for Microsoft R Open, which no longer requires a separate install for accelerated math libraries.
As always, you can find MRAN at mran.microsoft.com.