Update on 2018-06-29: Please ignore the initial post below. I have changed the scope of the repository to be a complement to the official CRAN repository, and only provide binary R packages that are missing in the official repository. See https://macos.rbind.org for more information.
This is only relevant to macOS users. A week ago I experimented with creating a CRAN repository for the Hombrew version of R, and I wonder if there is anyone else in the community interested in it: https://yihui.name/en/2018/06/homebrew-binary-r-packages/ For now, I'm looking for two types of feedback:
Is there anything technically wrong in my process of building the binary R packages? The source code for building this repo is on Github: https://github.com/yihui/homebrew-r-packages, and all packages are automatically build on Travis (nightly). In short, I was just running
R CMD INSTALL --binary(after
brew installif necessary).
Are there any other packages that you use frequently, take long time to compile from source, or have heavy/complicated system dependencies? I'll be happy to add more binaries to this repo, but probably not too many (for reasons explained in the third section of my blog post). Thanks!