Software requirements for mixOmics workshops

We list below some installation requirements to ensure the mixOmics workshop will run smoothly for everyone.

Important reminders. We expect the trainees to have a good working knowledge in R programming (e.g. handling data frame, perform simple calculations and display simple graphical outputs) to be able to fully enjoy the workshop. Attendees are requested to bring their own laptop as this is a hands-on workshop (we will alternate theory and practice).

Software installation and updates. To run the R scripts in this workshop, you will need to install or update the latest versions of R available from the CRAN (currently > 3.4, see also Installation guide for R and RStudio), followed by the update or installation of the following R packages:

  • mixOmics version 6.3.1 (the version number is important)
  • mvtnorm
  • corrplot
  • igraph

The mixOmics package should directly import the following packages: igraph, rgl, ellipse, corpcor, RColorBrewer, plyr, parallel, dplyr, tidyr, reshape2, methods , matrixStats , rARPACK, gridExtra .

Check after install that the following does not throw any error*:


We also advise to use the software RStudio

*For apple mac users, if you are unable to install the mixOmics imported library rgl, you will need to install the XQuartz software first .

Wifi will be available on site, but it is preferable that you make those installations before the workshop to avoid delays for the analyses.

Any question regarding the requirements and software installation: email us at mixomics[at]

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