[BioC] Repository for Bioconductor annotation packages

James W. MacDonald jmacdon at med.umich.edu
Mon Jul 17 15:22:31 CEST 2006

Hi Keith,

Keith Satterley wrote:
> James,
> Further to where one can find the annotation data. I notice that when I 
> install R2.3.1 on my Windows computer, the Select Repositories option 
> shows 4 sites, CRAN, CRAN(extras), Bioconductor and Omegahat. If I add 
> the following line:
> BioCMData    BiocMetaData 
> http://www.bioconductor.org/packages/data/annotation    FALSE    TRUE    
> (This is one long line)
> to the repositories file in my R-2.3.1\etc subdirectory, I then have an 
> extra repository listed, called BiocMetaData and I can then (provided I 
> select it as a repository) see all the annotation data packages listed 
> when I use Install Packages from the Packages Menu of the RGui.
> Can this repository option be added automatically to the Repositories 
> file when R is installed

I don't know about adding it when R is installed, but you could 
certainly write some R code that you could source() right after an 
install to add that repository.



James W. MacDonald, M.S.
Affymetrix and cDNA Microarray Core
University of Michigan Cancer Center
1500 E. Medical Center Drive
7410 CCGC
Ann Arbor MI 48109

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