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

Steven McKinney smckinney at bccrc.ca
Fri Nov 7 00:07:47 CET 2008

Prof. Ripley replied
> Note that R 2.8.0 and Bioconductor 2.3 postdate the messages you quote.
but I have not yet seen any announcement that it is no longer
necessary to install from sources, and Patrick Aboyoun does
not mention ppc64, so I'd still really appreciate guidance
on this issue for Mac OS X Leopard for arch ppc64.

-----Original Message-----
From: Steve Lianoglou [mailto:mailinglist.honeypot at gmail.com]
Sent: Thu 11/6/2008 2:58 PM
To: Steven McKinney
Cc: R-SIG-Mac at stat.math.ethz.ch
Subject: Re: [R-SIG-Mac] 64 bit - Installing packages from source
> "> 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.
> ...

For some tangential weight, see this posting where Patrick Aboyoun  
answered my question regarding using 64bit bioconductor on os x:


As a point of reference, although he doesn't list ppc64 there, looking  
through my d/l'd bioconductor I see most all of the packages have  
ppc64 builds in their libs folders. The only one that doesn't have  
ppc64 is `affy`, which is curious.

Given that limma and affy both d/l when you do a default BioC install  
with `biocLite()`, I'm not sure why that's the case.


Steve Lianoglou
Graduate Student: Physiology, Biophysics and Systems Biology
Weill Medical College of Cornell University


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