We are moving …. to bioC!

Dear all,

After 9 years hosted at the R CRAN we are migrating to bioconductor! It’s been a great first journey and we are grateful to the R CRAN for hosting our package. We are now ready for the next adventure.

Why are we moving?

  • It is our aspiration to empower computational and molecular biologists, which aligns with bioC vision.
  • We will be able to link with new experimentClass S4 objects and existing data packages using them in bioC, ranging from multi omics, microbiome and single cell.
  • We will be able to provide better vignettes and examples that will complement our website.

What has changed? What should I do? Should I panic?

So far we have allowed as little disruptions as possible, so the call of the functions and objects are the same. Gradually we will be adding more capabilities, which will grandly improve your usability (see above for the S4 class).

We are almost on bioC but the full acceptance is pending on the removal of mixOmics on the R CRAN. We fixed a few bugs, if you would like to install this new version:

The development version is now accessible on gitHub (feel free to fork / help* / comment on gitHub):


Or alternatively, once we will be in bioConductor:

R> if (!requireNamespace("BiocManager"quietly = TRUE))  install.packages("BiocManager")
R> BiocManager::install("mixOmics", version = "3.8")

Then, business as usual!

* We would like to formally acknowledge the help of Lluís Revilla (Centre Esther Koplowitz, Barcelona) for helping us with setting up some testthat checks for our bioC version.

As we enter this new journey, we also thank you for this.
And also for this!

PS: a one-day microbiome workshop is scheduled in chilly Vancouver on November 6.

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