12.9 years ago by
Mark W Kimpel wrote:
> GOstats is broken in BioC 2.0, and I think in 1.9. Seth and Robert
> working on a fix but are en-route to New Zealand for a conference.
> load affycoretools without one or more dependencies? I just want to
> the venn diagram functions.
Yeah, if you can build binaries. All you would need to do is download
the source version of affycoretools and strip out the dependencies
you don't want from the DESCRIPTION file. Then build/install the
(or you can really just install straight away - you will just be
the vignette). Unfortunately it doesn't seem that you can just delete
GOstats from the dependency field in a binary affycoretools, because
will still (attempt to) be loaded.
Anyway, I saw the error you mention in the build for affycoretools
yesterday, but it isn't there today so I imagine whatever was causing
the problem has been resolved. Maybe when you re-installed you got a
version. You might try re-installing GOstats and see if that helps.
If you are set up to build binaries, you can try biocLite("GOstats",
type="source") to install from the source version. If you aren't set
to build binaries you should be.
Anybody who wants to play around with the devel versions of R/BioC
_should_ be set up to build the binaries. Between releases when people
are changing their packages it is not uncommon for a package to fail
build. With something like affycoretools that depends on a gazillion
other packages it is not uncommon to go for a long time without
on the Seattle servers (esp. the windows server) because of missing
dependencies. This is especially true with the biomaRt dependency,
it depends on RCurl and RMySQL which are not completely
to build on windows.
And you certainly wouldn't want to ask about a bug on R-devel that was
fixed in svn like three hours ago, so you might also want to be
R-devel from source as well.
Anyway, long story short, between the release cycle I am often
to use biocLite("somel337package", type="source") because the package
not available on windows.
James W. MacDonald
University of Michigan
Affymetrix and cDNA Microarray Core
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Ann Arbor MI 48109
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