I believe that https://mran.microsoft.com/packages contains daily snapshots
of CRAN and you can use the 'checkpoint' package to retrieve packages as
they were on any given day.
On Wed, Aug 9, 2017 at 9:38 AM, David Winsemius <dwinsem...@comcast.net>
> > On Aug 9, 2017, at 5:38 AM, Christian Meesters <meest...@uni-mainz.de>
> > Dear All,
> > It is a common problem to update R for distributors. My challenge is to
> maintain R module files for a cluster, using easybuild.
> > My question is: Is there a way to derive a list of cran packages and
> their version for a given version of R?
> I'm wondering whether this is a well-defined question. The could have been
> several versions of a package released over the course of any given
> interval during which any one version (major or minor variants) of R might
> have been "current". You should ascertain the dimensions of the problem by
> first viewing three webpages:
> 1) https://cran.r-project.org/src/base/ # versions of R (source)
> 2) https://cran.r-project.org/web/checks/check_summary_by_package.html
> #(current packages by fork of R)
> 3) https://cran.r-project.org/src/contrib/Archive # Package Archive
> > In case addressing the R-help list is addressing wrong list, any pointer
> is appreciated.
> > Best regards,
> > Christian Meesters
> David Winsemius
> Alameda, CA, USA
> 'Any technology distinguishable from magic is insufficiently advanced.'
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