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

Geoff Jentry geoffjentry at hexdump.org
Wed Jun 15 21:42:32 CEST 2011

On Wed, 15 Jun 2011, Wolfgang Huber wrote:
> Bioconductor is a joint project with contributions from hundreds of people, 
> while biocLite() without arguments only installed a subset of the packages 
> that someone at one time had thought to be the most used (most prominent? 
> most desirable?) ones. It would have been inappropriate to call that 
> 'biocInstall'. Among many other good things, the new solution also rectifies 
> that.

I always assumed it was due to being a lightweight version of getBioC(), 
in that it automatically selected many of the arguments to gBC().  IIRC 
gBC() also had the notion of pre-defined package bundles, but that's far 
enough back to be a downright hazy memory :)


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