[BioC] Bioconductor/R on AIX?

Kasper Daniel Hansen khansen at stat.Berkeley.EDU
Thu Feb 14 21:46:23 CET 2008

You should ask this question on R-devel - you will be able to get  
much better help there. Once you have R running I doubt it will be  
hard to install Bioconductor (of course certain packages might not  
work if they depend on external libraries that do not work - for  
example Rgraphviz).


On Feb 14, 2008, at 11:09 AM, Susan R. Atlas wrote:

> Hi,
>    Last year our systems group tried to install Bioconductor/R on  
> an IBM
> p5-570 machine (16 nodes, 256 GB shared RAM), running AIX 5.3.   They
> ran into all sorts of difficulties and finally gave up.
>    I am interested in trying again (and working with an IBM support
> group if necessary), but before embarking on this odyssey I was
> wondering if anyone on this list has ever successfully run
> Bioconductor/R on a similar architecture/AIX OS?   If so, is there any
> kind of cribsheet or other underground documentation that we could
> consult to get around any AIX peculiarities?
>    Given IBM's long-term interest in the Life Sciences, it seems  
> hard to
> believe that Bioconductor/R would not be supported on this  
> platform, but
> that is what we heard through the grapevine.
>    Thanks for any thoughts/help with this.
>     - Susan
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