[R] [FORGED] help with old libraries

Rolf Turner r.turner at auckland.ac.nz
Tue Sep 15 12:41:10 CEST 2015

On 15/09/15 21:54, Pau Marc Muñoz Torres wrote:
> Hello everybody,
>   I want to use Rapidr package, it is an old package that uses the
> package requires GenomicRanges version 1.14.4. The current version of the
> package is GenomicRanges 1.20.6. There is some way of having both the
> actual and the previous packages installed? I tried to install the package
> locally, but I had problems with dependences, how can I deal with it? Would
> be possible have both versions installed and choose which one to use?

To some extent you can do this by having different versions of packages 
installed in different libraries (directories), say "Lib1" and "Lib2", 
and then issuing commands of the form




However having different dependencies might mess up this strategy.  I 
dunno.  Perhaps younger and wiser heads will contribute some more 
definitive advice.

Also my experience with this strategy is under a Linux OS.  If you are 
running Windoze (as you probably are --- you didn't say) who knows what 
will go wrong?


Rolf Turner

Technical Editor ANZJS
Department of Statistics
University of Auckland
Phone: +64-9-373-7599 ext. 88276

More information about the R-help mailing list