[BioC] Fusarium CDF

James W. MacDonald jmacdon at med.umich.edu
Fri Apr 21 17:40:35 CEST 2006

Hi Heather,

Heather Erika Hallen wrote:
> Hello, all. 
> I am a biologist, and not principally a programmer, so am finding myself a 
> bit over my head, working with a Windows machine (Windows XP professional) 
> and a custom Affymetrix array. I have Perl, and R2.2.1 (precompiled binary 
> from CRAN), and Bioconductor. I have the Affymetrix-provided cdf file for my 
> organism (Fusarium graminearum). I have not had much luck finding the source 
> package installation files that the makecdfenv Vignette says I need if using 
> a precompiled binary in Windows. This Vignette also says "you can contribute 
> the package to Bioconductor and we will create a Windows binary for you". I 
> would be delighted to contribute the package if anybody could help me with 
> this. 

Even with Perl installed, you will need the Rtool kit, and MinGW 
installed to build and install the package. Probably the easiest way is 
to send the cdf to me and I will build the package and send it back.

If the cdf is > 20Mb when zipped, please put it somewhere that I can 
download it.



> Much thanks for any response, 
> Heather Hallen 
> Heather E. Hallen
> Research Associate
> Department of Plant Biology
> 166 Plant Biology Laboratories
> Michigan State University
> East Lansing, MI 48824-1312 USA
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James W. MacDonald, M.S.
Affymetrix and cDNA Microarray Core
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