R (CRAN) Application Analysis

The CRAN coordinate-based matching feature provides the ability to scan and evaluate R language dependencies found in a cran-installed.packages file.

What is supported

Files named cran-installed.packages (exported via installed.packages() command in CRAN console) will be analyzed

Here is an example of how to export the installed CRAN package name and version into a file using CRAN console. 


What do we parse from the file?

The segments corresponding to the package name and version of the dependency are evaluated. For example:

		     Package  	   Version
crosstalk	"crosstalk"    "1.0.0"

Steps to analyze using the Sonatype IQ CLI

Invoke a Sonatype IQ CLI scan of a directory or subdirectories containing a cran-installed.packages file.  Instructions on how to do this can be found here: Sonatype IQ CLI.

Example cran-installed.packages file (file is edited for clarity)

			Package  		Version
crosstalk	"crosstalk"  	"1.0.0"
readxl		"readxl"  		"1.0.9"
widgetframe	"widgetframe"	"0.9.0"