CRAN Search

June 30, 2010

(This article was first published on R-Chart, and kindly contributed to R-bloggers)

Here’s a ditty to search the cran R packages by description

cranSearch = function(q=”)

  lib.names <- as.vector(d[[1]]$V1)
  lib.descriptions <- as.vector(d[[1]]$V2)

So to search for all packages that have XML in the description.


The search is case sensitive.

cranSearch(‘World Bank’)

In fact it is a regular expression.


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