Today, I was avoiding doing something productive, so I reviewed the list of packages available for R. I am currently downloading the PDF help files for ~50 packages or so. I "thought" I was becoming a reasonably competent R programmer but now I know that I haven't even scratched the surface of what R can do. Some of these packages look insanely useful such as:
- RGoogleMaps !!!! (This one is neat)
There a few that look interesting but I have no use for, such as sugaR and the twitter client (Who needs to twitter from within R?). And there are the few hundred that I don't even understand. Admittedly, I don't claim to know much about hydrology, astro-physics or some of the other funky topics covered by some of these packages, but the wealth of technology is overwhelming.
If you've got a spare hour, reading through this list could be a very productive activity. Enjoy.