miniCRAN: Create a Mini Version of CRAN Containing Only Selected Packages

Makes it possible to create an internally consistent repository consisting of selected packages from CRAN-like repositories. The user specifies a set of desired packages, and 'miniCRAN' recursively reads the dependency tree for these packages, then downloads only this subset. The user can then install packages from this repository directly, rather than from CRAN. This is useful in production settings, e.g. server behind a firewall, or remote locations with slow (or zero) Internet access.

Version: 0.3.0
Imports: graphics, httr, methods, stats, tools, utils, igraph, assertthat (≥ 0.2.0)
Suggests: devtools, knitr, rmarkdown, testthat (≥ 2.1.0), covr, withr, mockery, testthis, roxygen2, mockr, spelling
Published: 2024-03-28
DOI: 10.32614/CRAN.package.miniCRAN
Author: Andrie de Vries [aut, cre, cph], Alex Chubaty [ctb], Microsoft Corporation [cph]
Maintainer: Andrie de Vries <apdevries at>
License: GPL-2
Copyright: Andrie de Vries, Microsoft Corporation
NeedsCompilation: no
Language: en-US
Materials: NEWS
In views: ReproducibleResearch
CRAN checks: miniCRAN results


Reference manual: miniCRAN.pdf
Vignettes: Using miniCRAN to identify package dependencies
Using miniCRAN to create and maintain a local CRAN repository
Using repositories other than CRAN with miniCRAN


Package source: miniCRAN_0.3.0.tar.gz
Windows binaries: r-devel:, r-release:, r-oldrel:
macOS binaries: r-release (arm64): miniCRAN_0.3.0.tgz, r-oldrel (arm64): miniCRAN_0.3.0.tgz, r-release (x86_64): miniCRAN_0.3.0.tgz, r-oldrel (x86_64): miniCRAN_0.3.0.tgz
Old sources: miniCRAN archive

Reverse dependencies:

Reverse suggests: deepdep, microCRAN


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