From Bioinformatics.Org Wiki
I'm sure its possible to summarize the project more concisely, but the above will have to do for the time being!
- "R ... it's hard to overvalue it" - Daryl Pregibon, Google research scientist 2
The most important tool that we bring to this task is 'R2spec' that can be used to generate an RPM from a R package.
R is a very useful, popular and free statistical programming language. Its use in bioinformatics and biology is rapidly growing. BioConductor is the closest thing to a 'Bio-R' project that exists. By packaging CRAN and BioConductor into an RPM repository we hope to:
- Improve the ability of system administrators to manage their bioinformatics Linux boxes
- Give users easier access to the wealth of tools available.
Other 'BioRPM' or 'BioLinux' projects
There have been several, and we aim to list them all here:
- Open Discovery An Integrated Bioinformatics Linux Distribution.
- DNALinux A Linux solution for Bioinformatics.
More details to add above. See http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/BioLinux!
The project has only just been launched on Bioinformatics.Org, but it has been in motion for some time now. Mailing lists, webpage links, etc.
Feel free to consult:
- The R-repo/todo list
- The R-repo/worflow
- The R-repo/setup_for_build
- The project page on bioinformatics.org
To follow the project, join us on the mailing list: