New CRAN mirror from Revolution Analytics

December 7, 2011

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

There's a new CRAN mirror available: It's provided by Revolution Analytics and hosted at Rackspace's high-availability data center in Dallas, TX. Especially for R users located in the western US, using this mirror will provide high-bandwidth access to open-source R downloads and CRAN packages while taking the load off of the main server. The mirror is updated nightly (just after midnight, Pacific time).

To have R use this mirror for package, add the following line to your .RProfile file (or create one in your home directory or R working directory):


(By the way, if you were already using the mirror, it now redirects to

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