[BioC] Beginner help

Toni-Ann Mistretta toniannm at bcm.tmc.edu
Thu Dec 30 18:26:03 CET 2004

Many thanks Jim! That seems to have done the trick and will be a useful tool.

So next question is -  How do you know that  - painful extraction of 
information over time?  or somewhere you can lead me to?

Thanks again,


At 11:17 AM 12/30/2004, James MacDonald wrote:
>Almost always when you see a message like that, the first course of
>action is the following:
>install.packages2("bioclabs") ## or whatever you are missing
>This should hunt down the package you are looking for and install it
>along with any packages it may depend on. Much better than a manual hunt
>for the package.
>James W. MacDonald
>Affymetrix and cDNA Microarray Core
>University of Michigan Cancer Center
>1500 E. Medical Center Drive
>7410 CCGC
>Ann Arbor MI 48109
> >>> Toni-Ann Mistretta <toniannm at bcm.tmc.edu> 12/30/04 11:10 AM >>>
>At 09:33 AM 12/30/2004, you wrote:
> > >    I have been reading and trying to work through some of the demos
> > > tutorials available for R and Bioconductor.  I seem to be spending
> > > time working around commands that are no longer recognized in newer
> > version
> > > of R.   Are there ways around this?  Newer tutorial materials?  The
> > > materials would be particular helpful (e.g. End2EndLab)  but many of
> > > associated files and commands do not work with newer versions of R.
> > > there updated files somewhere?
> >
> >Can you give specific examples of what is not working?  It is hard to
> >you advice w/o knowing exactly what you're talking about.
>I start End2End Lab but when I get to  library(bioclabs) I get this
>Error in library(bioclabs) : There is no package called 'bioclabs'
>I tried to find bioclabs but have not had any success.  Seems I am
>more time trying to make something work then actually learning
>Bioconductor.  Of course in this process I am learning a lot about
>Bioconductor, but not what I really need to know.
>What I really need is a R/Bioconductor for dummies book  that has
>I can work through :)
>Toni-Ann Mistretta, Ph.D.
>Baylor College of Medicine
>Houston, Texas 77030
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