[R-SIG-Mac] 64 bit - Installing packages from source

Steven McKinney smckinney at bccrc.ca
Thu Nov 6 23:45:08 CET 2008

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Steve Lianoglou [mailto:mailinglist.honeypot at gmail.com]
> Sent: Thu 11/6/2008 1:29 PM
> To: Steven McKinney
> Cc: R-SIG-Mac at stat.math.ethz.ch
> Subject: Re: [R-SIG-Mac] 64 bit R tcltk library problem: Symbol not found: _Tk_Init
> Hi,
> In trying to be a little helpful, though ...
> > Initially I installed several Bioconductor packages,
> > using biocLite() e.g.
> > biocLite("beadarray", type = "source")
> You don't actually need to install bioconductor packages from source  
> -- they're already compiled as a 4-way fat binary for Leopard as of  
> bioconductor 2.3 ... while it doesn't help you much here, perhaps it's  
> good to know to save you install/compile time in the future.
> -steve
> --
> Steve Lianoglou
> Graduate Student: Physiology, Biophysics and Systems Biology
> Weill Medical College of Cornell University
> http://cbio.mskcc.org/~lianos

"> You don't actually need to install bioconductor packages from source  "

Can Simon Urbanek weigh in on this?  
I've been keeping an eye on R-SIG-Mac and have been seeing
repeated references in the last few weeks about
installing from source for 64-bit R.

Re: [R-SIG-Mac] /bin/sh: tar: command not found
 Kasper Daniel Hansen 	 Sent:  	 Fri 10/3/2008 2:43 PM

If you are doing 64bit computing you need 
to install from source.   

Re: [R-SIG-Mac] 64 bit Mac GUI

Simon Urbanek	 Sent:  	 Sun 9/28/2008 12:36 PM

PS: When you are using the Package Installer, make sure you select 
"CRAN (sources)"!

> > You don't need extra library paths for 64-bit packages, but you want
> > to use type='source' in install.packages for 64-bit (as the site 
> says).
> >
> > Cheers,
> > Simon

Any guidance appreciated.

Steven McKinney

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