[Bioc-devel] Announcing Docker containers for Bioconductor
dtenenba at fredhutch.org
Thu Jan 8 01:07:53 CET 2015
We're pleased to announce the availability of Docker containers for Bioconductor.
With Bioconductor containers, we hope to enhance
* reproducibility: If you run some code in a container today,
you can run it again in the same container (with the same tag)
years later and know that nothing in the container has changed.
* ease of use: With one command, you can be running the latest
release or devel Bioconductor. No need to worry about whether
packages and system dependencies are installed.
* convenience: Sometimes you just want a fresh R with no packages
installed, in order to test something; or you typically don't have
microarray packages installed but suddenly you need to do a microarray
analysis. Containers make this easy.
For more information, please see our Docker Containers page at http://bioconductor.org/help/docker/ .
Let us know if you have comments or questions.
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