[BioC] installing affy devel package

Isaac Mehl imehl at ucsd.edu
Sun Feb 29 23:41:22 MET 2004

recently tried to use ReadAffy fucntion for some CEL files and received:

> Data <- ReadAffy()
Error in read.affybatch(filenames = filenames, phenoData = phenoData,  :
        The file /cool/delta_microarray/YZ04022501.CEL does not look
like a CEL file

most likely because the CEL file is binary.  found an old thread for
bioconductor which said the newest affy devel package can handle binary
files and runs in R 1.8.1.  however when i try:

> getBioC(libName="affy", relLevel="devel")
Running getBioC version 1.2.52....
If you encounter problems, first make sure that
you are running the latest version of getBioC()
which can be found at: www.bioconductor.org/getBioC.R
Please direct any concerns or questions to
bioconductor at stat.math.ethz.ch.
Error in getBioC(libName = "affy", relLevel = "devel") :
You are currently running R version 1.8.1, however R version 1.9.0 is

am i doing something wrong here??  For anyone else having this problem i
found a work around.  go to:
there is a program here that will convert binary to ASCII and vise versa
on a windows machine.


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