[R-pkgs] Rgraphviz 2.2.1

Kasper Daniel Hansen kasperdanielhansen at gmail.com
Thu Nov 8 20:37:47 CET 2012

(cross-posted to Graphviz-devel)

Rgraphviz 2.2.1 has been released as part of the Bioconductor 2.11 release.

Rgraphviz is an R interface to the Graphviz library
(www.graphviz.org), which is used for graph
layouts.  Rgraphviz is one of the most popular packages from the
Bioconductor project with more than 39,000 downloads in the last 12

The major, user-visible change in Rgraphviz >= 2.x.x is that Rgraphviz
no longer depends on an externally installed Graphviz.  Instead it is
bundled with a patched version of Graphviz 2.28.0. This should greatly
simplify installation on all platforms (Linux, OS X and Windows, both
32 and 64 bit).  It is now installed as any other Bioconductor
package, simply by:
  R> source("http://www.bioconductor.org/biocLite.R")
  R> biocLite("Rgraphviz")

In addition, numerous bugfixes to the Rgraphviz code has been incorporated.

This work could not have been completed without the generous help of
numerous people.  In alphabetical order (hopefully including all who
have helped):

>From the Graphviz developers email list
  John Ellson
  Emden R. Gansner
  Stephen North
  Gordon Smith

Help with the R package, extensive testing and building
  Dan Tenenbaum

Help with porting to 64 bit Windows, and for making 64 bit Windows
binaries of Graphviz available.
  Brian D Ripley

Testing and bug reporting
  Claus Bendtsen
  Henrik Bengtsson
  Thomas Cokelaer
  Laurent Gautier
  Anand Gavai
  Klaus K. Holst
  Mike Jiang
  Mikko Korpela
  David Meyer
  Roger D Peng
  Adi Tarca
  Jitao David Zhang

Kasper Daniel Hansen
Dept. of Biostatistics and Institute of Genetic Medicine
Johns Hopkins University

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