Windows and Mac users most likely want the
precompiled binaries listed in the upper box, not the source
code. The sources have to be compiled before you can use
them. If you do not know what this means, you probably do not
want to do it!
The latest release
what's new in the latest
What are R and CRAN?
R is `GNU S', a freely available language and environment for
statistical computing and graphics which provides a wide variety of
statistical and graphical techniques: linear and nonlinear modelling,
statistical tests, time series analysis, classification, clustering,
etc. Please consult the R project homepage for further information.
CRAN is a network of ftp and web servers around the world that
store identical, up-to-date, versions of code and documentation for
R. Please use the CRAN mirror nearest to you to minimize network
Submitting to CRAN
To "submit" to CRAN, simply upload to ftp://cran.r-project.org/incoming
and send email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please indicate the copyright situation (GPL, ...) in your
submission. Note that we generally do not accept submissions of
precompiled binaries due to security reasons (we have no means
to check for viruses etc. for the big variety of platforms that R runs
on). All binary distribution listed above are compiled by selected
maintainers, who are in charge for all binaries of their platform,