[BioC] source("http://www.bioconductor.org/getBioC.R")

Henrik Bengtsson hb at maths.lth.se
Fri Apr 18 14:06:52 MEST 2003

Hi, here's just a quick suggestion how to simpify first time
installation. In "Bioconductor FAQ, Version 1.1.0, 2002-11-18" is says:

"Installing Bioconductor packages using the installation script

1. To install the relevant Bioconductor packages, open a web browser to
the Bioconductor website and follow the links to either "Released
Packages" or "Developmental Packages" under the "Downloads" section.
Download the installation script getBioC.R. 
2. Start the R program typing "R" at the shell prompt. 
3. Change the working directory to be the directory where you saved the
file getBioC.R, e.g., "setwd("~/Project1")". 
4. Type the command "source("getBioC.R")" at the R prompt to source the
installation script into your R session. Alternately, you could paste
the entire length of the script  into your R window."

All this can be replaced by

1. Load the installation script by 

which should ensure that the latest script is used too. Note that
source(), or rather parse(), does not require url(), e.g.

Happy holiday

Henrik Bengtsson

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