[Bioc-devel] How to integrate code from a package not available on bioconductor

Kern, Lori Lor|@Shepherd @end|ng |rom Ro@we||P@rk@org
Wed Feb 10 14:31:32 CET 2021

Have you reached out to the maintainer of the github package to see if they would plan on submitting to CRAN or Bioconductor?
If they do not,  you could see if they are okay with you including the code in your package and then clearly indicate their authorship in the man pages and by giving contributor credit in the DESCRIPTION. They might also include CITATION information in their package to include?

Others might have additional thoughts?


Lori Shepherd

Bioconductor Core Team

Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center

Department of Biostatistics & Bioinformatics

Elm & Carlton Streets

Buffalo, New York 14263

From: Bioc-devel <bioc-devel-bounces using r-project.org> on behalf of Ana Carolina Leote <anacarolinaleote using gmail.com>
Sent: Wednesday, February 10, 2021 5:14 AM
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Subject: [Bioc-devel] How to integrate code from a package not available on bioconductor

Dear all,

I am a package maintainer and would like to add a functionality that
depends on another package which is not available in bioconductor, only via
GitHub. I would like to make the necessary changes in order to be able to
use their code in my package. Can anyone point me towards the best way to
proceed without undermining the authorship of the original developers? Is
copying their code to my package and editing it to bioconductor standards

Thank you and best wishes,

*Ana Carolina Leote*
*MSc. Biological Engineering*
*PhD student at the Cologne Graduate School for Ageing Research*
*Cellular networks and systems biology (Beyer group), **CECAD Research

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