[Bioc-devel] BiocFileCache for developers

Michael Love michaelisaiahlove at gmail.com
Fri Dec 1 16:28:48 CET 2017


I'm writing a function which currently uses BiocFileCache to store a
small data.frame and one or more TxDb objects, so that these objects
are persistent and available across sessions (or possible available to
multiple users).

In the simplest case, I would call

bfc <- BiocFileCache()

inside my function, which will check the default location:

user_cache_dir(appname = "BiocFileCache")

In general, should developers also support the user specifying a
specific location for the BiocFileCache? So functions using
BiocFileCache should have an argument that overrides the above


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