I want to install bioconductor onto a computer that does not have (and cannot be connected to) internet access. Can I use the BiocInstaller package to do this? Is there somewhere else I can go to get a download of the software? Thanks in advance!
It would help to have additional information about your use case. On a cluster, a typical thing to do is to install the packages on the 'head' node, but use it on the workers, perhaps using .libPaths() and R_LIBS_USER tricks. But maybe you're a system administrator want to have access to the entire Bioc repository 'off-line' to make it easy for your local users to install software that would otherwise be blocked by some arcane institutional policy. Then you would rather create a mirror of our repository and point your users to that, see http://bioconductor.org/about/mirrors/mirror-how-to/