[Bioc-devel] error message upon installing easyRNASeq PLUS OTHER QUESTION

Dan Tenenbaum dtenenba at fhcrc.org
Wed Nov 14 23:14:39 CET 2012

On Wed, Nov 14, 2012 at 2:03 PM, Richard Friedman
<friedman at cancercenter.columbia.edu> wrote:
> Steve,
>         Rswitch is no longer on the server.

I'm not sure where you're looking for Rswitch but it's here:

> I  will try renaming the app and reload R15.2.

If you are suggesting renaming R.app, I don't think that will
accomplish what you want. Try Rswitch.

Incidentaly, all RSwitch does is create a symbolic link from the
version you selected to "Current" in
If you are more comfortable using the command line to do this, you can.


> In the meantime I am installing new packages in
> the development version so I can get things done.
> Thanks and best wishes,
> Rich
> On Nov 14, 2012, at 4:52 PM, Steve Lianoglou wrote:
>> Hi,
>> On Wed, Nov 14, 2012 at 1:13 PM, Richard Friedman
>> <friedman at cancercenter.columbia.edu> wrote:
>> [snip]
>>> I am keeping 2.16 and 2.15 separate as far as libraries go.
>>> However the RGUI boots with 2.16. Is there a way that I can switch back and
>>> forth
>>> to get it to Boot with 2.15?
>>> When I click on the R terminals in 2.15 and 2.16 I get windows but I really
>>> like the GUI.
>> If you are using the builds from r.research.att.com, you will need
>> RSwitch, which you can get from here:
>> http://r.research.att.com/#other
>> It's a small app which lets you select which version of R you want to
>> be "active" -- it simply shuffles the `Current` alias in
>> `/Library/Frameworks/R.framework/Versions` to point to the right place
>> (among other things, I guess).
>> I'm not sure what will happen if you want to run an R-2.15 GUI and an
>> R-2.16 GUI simultaneously -- I suspect this isn't easy to do, so ... I
>> mean, I'm not sure what would happen if RSwitch has 2.15 set as
>> current, and you launch R via the GUI. Then you tell RSwitch to set
>> R-2.16 as the current, then launch R form the terminal ... I suspect
>> this bad things will happen to your GUI session.
>> Anyway, that's one easy way (if a bit limited in flexibility) to do
>> what you want.
>> There are other ways to have R-2.15 and R-2.16 running side by side,
>> if you are comfortable compiling R-devel by source.
>> There's also lots of good info on this R-sig-mac thread:
>> http://thread.gmane.org/gmane.comp.lang.r.mac/6521
>> HTH,
>> -steve
>> --
>> Steve Lianoglou
>> Graduate Student: Computational Systems Biology
>> | Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
>> | Weill Medical College of Cornell University
>> Contact Info: http://cbio.mskcc.org/~lianos/contact
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