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This list was published on r-statistics.com, and it is a bit old (2013). Yet still very valuable. Below are the top 25 in the list, with the number of downloads on the right-hand side.

*Time series package (time)*

Title | Description | Downloads | |
---|---|---|---|

plyr | Tools for splitting, applying and combining data | 84049 | |

digest | Create cryptographic hash digests of R objects | 83192 | |

ggplot2 | An implementation of the Grammar of Graphics | 82768 | |

colorspace | Color Space Manipulation | 81901 | |

stringr | Make it easier to work with strings | 77658 | |

RColorBrewer | ColorBrewer palettes | 66783 | |

reshape2 | Flexibly reshape data: a reboot of the reshape package | 64911 | |

zoo | S3 Infrastructure for Regular and Irregular Time Series (Z’s ordered observations) |
60844 | |

proto | Prototype object-based programming | 59043 | |

scales | Scale functions for graphics | 58369 | |

car | Companion to Applied Regression | 57453 | |

dichromat | Color Schemes for Dichromats | 56624 | |

gtable | Arrange grobs in tables | 54431 | |

munsell | Munsell colour system | 53183 | |

labeling | Axis Labeling | 51877 | |

Hmisc | Harrell Miscellaneous | 47836 | |

rJava | Low-level R to Java interface | 47731 | |

mvtnorm | Multivariate Normal and t Distributions | 46884 | |

bitops | Bitwise Operations | 45689 | |

rgl | 3D visualization device system (OpenGL) | 41001 | |

foreign | Read Data Stored by Minitab, S, SAS, SPSS, Stata, Systat, dBase, .. |
37849 | |

XML | Tools for parsing and generating XML within R and S-Plus | 37153 | |

lattice | Lattice Graphics | 36597 | |

e1071 | Misc Functions of the Department of Statistics (e1071), TU Wien | 35180 | |

gtools | Various R programming tools | 35028 |

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## John Joseph Ryan

excellent thanks for sharing the list

Mar 19, 2015

## Murari

Thanks for sharing. This is really useful.

Mar 23, 2015

## Jagannath Rajagopal

Great list! Thanks for posting.

One addition - dplyr is the next iteration to plyr. I have used it - its simpler and more flexible.

Apr 2, 2015