A fast mirror for the R statistical package

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http://ubuntuforums.org – The vendor of my favorite GUI for R, viz., RStudio.com, has recently started maintaining its own mirror of the Comprehensive R Archive Network (CRAN), the primary server for which is maintained by the Institute for Statistics and Mathematics of WU (Wirtschaftsuniversität Wien). The RStudio.com mirror offers an interesting potential advantage for users. Explaining this is the following excerpt from the RStudio Blog: "RStudio maintains its own CRAN mirror, http://cran.rstudio.com. The server itself is a virtual machine run by Amazon’s EC2 service, and it syncs with the main CRAN m (Hardware)