[Bioc-devel] How to deal with external software dependencies

RAN HU hur@n @end|ng |rom uc|@@edu
Tue Dec 20 00:12:57 CET 2022

Hi all,

I am developing a new R package that relies on some external software.
There are some system calls written in the R function that requires the
path to those external software tools.

I am not sure what is the best practice to using external software in R
Bioconductor packages. If the external software paths are required for the
functions to run successfully, will the package fail the BiocCheck?

Any suggestions would be appreciated and thank you in advance for your


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