[Bioc-devel] Announcing Docker containers for Bioconductor

Dan Tenenbaum 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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