[Bioc-devel] Updated biocLite -- please try!

Martin Morgan mtmorgan at fhcrc.org
Wed Jun 15 00:21:51 CEST 2011

Hi BiocDevelopers --

As mentioned previously, we have revised how biocLite works. Please try


and then installing your favorite package


The 'source()' command will download, install (first time only!) and 
load the 'BiocInstaller' package.

biocLite does behave differently. It'll check for out-of-date packages 
and ask, after installing MyFavoritePackage, whether you'd like to 
update them. With no arguments, biocLite() installs just Biobase, 
IRanges, and AnnotationDbi. biocLite(character()) will look for 
out-of-date packages to update. And ?biocLite will provide a help page(!).

The revised behavior should only occur in the 'devel' version of R, 
R-2.13 should behave as before.

Any feedback most welcome.

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