The npm registry contains packages, many of which are also Node modules, or contain Node modules. Read on to understand how they differ and how they interact.
A package is a file or directory that is described by a package.json file. A package must contain a package.json file in order to be published to the npm registry. For more information on creating a package.json file, see "Creating a package.json file".
Packages can be unscoped or scoped to a user or organization, and scoped packages can be private or public. For more information, see