[Bioc-devel] package NEWS, README, and INSTALL files available on web site

Dan Tenenbaum dtenenba at fhcrc.org
Sat Nov 19 02:07:09 CET 2011

Hello all,

A small (but useful, and oft-requested) change has been made to the
bioconductor.org web site:

Now, when you go to the web page for a package, for example:


...you might see additional links in the "Documentation" section.

If a package has NEWS (via a NEWS or NEWS.Rd file), or a top-level
README or INSTALL file, you will see a link to it here.

NEWS tells you what is new in the package.

INSTALL and README files are most often used to describe the
installation process for packages which may require you to install
additional software. If you are having trouble installing a package,
this is a good place to look for help.


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