[Bioc-devel] Reducing dependencies
Koen Van den Berge
koenvdberge @end|ng |rom berke|ey@edu
Tue Jun 2 23:18:16 CEST 2020
We have recently extended our Bioconductor package tradeSeq <https://bioconductor.org/packages/devel/bioc/html/tradeSeq.html> to allow different input formats and accommodate extended downstream analyses, by building on other R/Bioconductor packages.
However this has resulted in a significant increase in the number of dependencies due to relying on other packages that also have many dependencies, for example causing very long build times on Travis <https://travis-ci.com/github/statOmics/tradeSeq>.
We are therefore wondering about current recommendations to reduce the dependency load. We have moved some larger packages from ‘Imports’ to ‘Suggests’, but to no avail.
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