Some analysis on the RCurl and XML dependencies.
Most frequent reason is due to the package not fixed on time, followed by depending on packages archived and policy violation.
Description of the submission process to CRAN
I’ve been doing some analysis on the review submissions of several projects of R. However, till recently I couldn’t analyze the CRAN submission. There was cransays’ package to check package submissions which on the online documentation provided a dashboard which updated each hour.
New policy in CRAN With the new policy of a maximum of 20 packages in Imports. Let’s see how many dependencies has each package on CRAN and Bioconductor: