I am pleased to announce that the first version of
rbch, an R package for statistical analysis of the BCH blockchain, has been approved for distribution through the Comprehensive R Archive Network (CRAN):
At this point in time the functionality of the package is fairly basic. It makes RPC calls to
bitcoind to extract blockchain data. Future versions will enable more advanced statistical analysis. Currently I am prototyping some data structures and workflows to enable basic chain analysis.
For now the package description suggests using Bitcoin Unlimited’s node since I have tested all functions with BU. Soon I will test other full node implementations to make sure they work with
Special thanks to Bernhard Pfaff. He wrote rbtc, which was the basis for