pkgndep: Analyze Dependency Heaviness of R Packages

A new metric named 'dependency heaviness' is proposed that measures the number of additional dependency packages that a parent package brings to its child package and are unique to the dependency packages imported by all other parents. The dependency heaviness analysis is visualized by a customized heatmap. The package is described in <doi:10.1093/bioinformatics/btac449>. We have also performed the dependency heaviness analysis on the CRAN/Bioconductor package ecosystem and the results are implemented as a web-based database which provides comprehensive tools for querying dependencies of individual R packages. The systematic analysis on the CRAN/Bioconductor ecosystem is described in <doi:10.1016/j.jss.2023.111610>. From 'pkgndep' version 2.0.0, the heaviness database includes snapshots of the CRAN/Bioconductor ecosystems for many old R versions.

Version: 1.99.3
Depends: R (≥ 4.0.0)
Imports: ComplexHeatmap (≥ 2.6.0), GetoptLong, GlobalOptions, utils, grid, hash, methods, BiocManager, brew, BiocVersion
Suggests: knitr, rmarkdown, svglite, callr, rjson, Rook, igraph, ggplot2, ggrepel, base64, testthat, cowplot
Published: 2023-10-13
DOI: 10.32614/CRAN.package.pkgndep
Author: Zuguang Gu ORCID iD [aut, cre]
Maintainer: Zuguang Gu < at>
License: MIT + file LICENSE
NeedsCompilation: no
Citation: pkgndep citation info
Materials: NEWS
CRAN checks: pkgndep results


Reference manual: pkgndep.pdf
Vignettes: Co-heaviness of two parent packages
The database of heaviness analysis on the CRAN/Bioconductor ecosystem
Check the heaviness of package dependencies
Suggestions for optimizing package dependencies


Package source: pkgndep_1.99.3.tar.gz
Windows binaries: r-devel:, r-release:, r-oldrel:
macOS binaries: r-release (arm64): pkgndep_1.99.3.tgz, r-oldrel (arm64): pkgndep_1.99.3.tgz, r-release (x86_64): pkgndep_1.99.3.tgz, r-oldrel (x86_64): pkgndep_1.99.3.tgz
Old sources: pkgndep archive

Reverse dependencies:

Reverse suggests: InteractiveComplexHeatmap


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