|Binaries for base distribution. This is what you want to install R for the first time.
|Binaries of contributed CRAN packages (for R >= 3.4.x).
|Binaries of contributed CRAN packages for outdated versions of R (for R < 3.4.x).
|Tools to build R and R packages. This is what you want to build your own packages on Windows, or to build R itself.
Please do not submit binaries to CRAN. Package developers might want to contact Uwe Ligges directly in case of questions / suggestions related to Windows binaries.
You may also want to read the R FAQ and R for Windows FAQ.
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