[BioC] hexbin needs colorspace - but where is colorspace?

Martin Maechler maechler at stat.math.ethz.ch
Tue Jul 19 15:55:48 CEST 2005

>>>>> "JimMcD" == James MacDonald <jmacdon at med.umich.edu>
>>>>>     on Mon, 18 Jul 2005 15:23:19 -0400 writes:

    JimMcD> library(reposTools)
    JimMcD> install.packages2("colorspace")

    JimMcD> HTH,

    JimMcD> Jim

    JimMcD> Also, if you are using the devel version you will probably need to be
    JimMcD> running R-2.2.0

but really the grid-based  hexbin is in the current Bioconductor
(1.6), at least for me, 
so I am a little perplexed why Naomi first needs to download it.

I guess, Naomi, you somehow managed to keep an old version of
hexbin around?  It may be because  getBioC() has changed and
doesn't install "hexbin" anymore AFAIK, unless you explicitly
ask for
   getBioC("hexbin", lib = ...., destdir = ....)

the need of which I had been wondering about as well..

Also --- probably more a question to the bioconductor-release-managers : 
if you had used the above  getBioC(..) shouldn't you have gotten
"hexbin"  *plus* all the packages it depends on, i.e., in your
case "colorspace" as well?
Naomi, can you tell us *how* you've installed hexbin?

Martin Maechler, ETH Zurich

    >>>> Naomi Altman <naomi at stat.psu.edu> 7/18/2005 3:15:30 PM >>>

    Naomi> I downloaded hexbin from the developer site, since the release version
    Naomi> says 
    Naomi> to do so.

    Naomi> But I then get the following message:

    >> library(hexbin)
    Naomi> Loading required package: grid
    Naomi> Loading required package: colorspace
    Naomi> Error: package 'colorspace' could not be loaded
    Naomi> In addition: Warning message:
    Naomi> there is no package called 'colorspace' in: library(pkg, character.only
    Naomi> = TRUE, logical = TRUE, lib.loc = lib.loc)

    Naomi> I thought this might be a version problem, so I also
    Naomi> reinstalled the most recent version of R - but to no
    Naomi> avail.  I have not been able to locate colorspace.

    Naomi> As always, any assistance would be most appreciated.

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