CRAN and Mirror servers


I downloaded R CRAN and RSTudio from Posit. I didn't have to choose a mirror site near me for the download...Why? Did CRAN automatically chose for me the closest, geographically, ftp server for the download?

Thank you!

RStudio sets the default CRAN repository to "" so you don't have to choose one every time unless you want to.

Not exactly but for practical purposes, yes, that is what is happening although not managed by CRAN. I already told you RStudio sets the default CRAN repository and that URL address points to a CDN ( Content Delivery Network) which serves the requested file from the nearest available server.

EDIT: I think I might have misinterpreted your question but even if you are talking about the installer download, the CDN explanation still holds.

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