[BioC] removing packages from the workspace - is this ok?

Steve Lianoglou mailinglist.honeypot at gmail.com
Tue Jun 7 21:53:25 CEST 2011


On Tue, Jun 7, 2011 at 2:34 PM, Tim Triche, Jr. <tim.triche at gmail.com> wrote:
> One solution to the issue of managing packages in your R
> namespace/environment is Hadley Wickham's devtools
> package<https://github.com/hadley/devtools#readme>.
>  I am surprised more people don't use it for this

I actually tried using that a while ago in order to help make package
development easier, but:

(1) Isn't that more for being able to work with "source" packages w/o
having to install them; and
(2) as an aside, back then it had some problems with S4-isms (which
may have been fixed by now)

As with most all of Hadley's work -- I think devtools is (will be)
great, but I don't quite see how that's the right tool for this job,
though ... ?


Steve Lianoglou
Graduate Student: Computational Systems Biology
 | Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
 | Weill Medical College of Cornell University
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