Luke Stanke

Data Science – Analytics – Psychometrics – Applied Statistics

Most Downloaded R Packages of 2016

I was curious what packages are the most downloaded from CRAN. A quick google search of “most downloaded R packages 2016” produces outdated articles (see here, here, and here). Luckily the Rstudio CRAN keeps logs of the number of users downloading packages each day. With a few lines of code the data downloaded and aggregated. This data was then placed in Tableau and packages were given weekly ranks. Here are the results: