Question: virtualArray package not Available in Rv3.1.1
gravatar for Rebekah.Karns
4.1 years ago by
United States
Rebekah.Karns0 wrote:

I'm attempting to install the virtualArray package, but am receiving the error that it is unavailable in the most current R version. Below is the message and the output from sessionInfo().


> source("")
Bioconductor version 3.0 (BiocInstaller 1.16.0), ?biocLite for help

> biocLite("virtualArray")
Using Bioconductor version 3.0 (BiocInstaller 1.16.0), R version 3.1.1.
Installing package(s) 'virtualArray'
Warning message:
package ‘virtualArray’ is not available (for R version 3.1.1)

> sessionInfo()
R version 3.1.1 (2014-07-10)
Platform: x86_64-w64-mingw32/x64 (64-bit)

[1] LC_COLLATE=English_United States.1252
[2] LC_CTYPE=English_United States.1252   
[3] LC_MONETARY=English_United States.1252
[4] LC_NUMERIC=C                          
[5] LC_TIME=English_United States.1252    

attached base packages:
[1] stats     graphics  grDevices utils     datasets  methods   base     

other attached packages:
[1] BiocInstaller_1.16.0

loaded via a namespace (and not attached):
[1] tools_3.1.1

Thank you,


ADD COMMENTlink modified 3.6 years ago by dmleake0 • written 4.1 years ago by Rebekah.Karns0
gravatar for Dan Tenenbaum
4.1 years ago by
Dan Tenenbaum ♦♦ 8.2k
United States
Dan Tenenbaum ♦♦ 8.2k wrote:

virtualArray was removed from Bioconductor in the 3.0 release.

ADD COMMENTlink written 4.1 years ago by Dan Tenenbaum ♦♦ 8.2k

Any idea why that is? Any alternatives you know of?

ADD REPLYlink written 4.1 years ago by andrew.j.skelton73310

The package did not build, the maintainer did not respond to repeated requests to fix it, therefore it was dropped from the release. Someone else can perhaps answer about alternatives.

ADD REPLYlink written 4.1 years ago by Dan Tenenbaum ♦♦ 8.2k

See this thread for a discussion of alternatives:

A: virtualArray error when trying to run the vignette example

ADD REPLYlink written 4.1 years ago by Dan Tenenbaum ♦♦ 8.2k
gravatar for dmleake
3.6 years ago by
United States
dmleake0 wrote:

you could check out inSilicoMerging instead. I've not tried it yet, but I ran into the same problem with virtualArray the other day and started looking around for alternatives. It looks promising.

ADD COMMENTlink written 3.6 years ago by dmleake0
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