The default CRAN repository is not the only place that R packages are stored. You can also find them on github. When I develop libraries for R, I typically develop them on http://github.com/dyerlab and then upload them to CRAN when I get to major milestones. The latest versions of all my software will always be found on github. So here is how to install packages directly. Read more
I’ve been working on integrating the Swift language into my analysis workflow but much of what I do involves the GNU Scientific Libraries for matrix analysis and other tools. Here is a quick tutorial on how to install the GSL library on a clean OSX platform.
- It is easiest if you have XCode installed. You can get this from the App Store for free. Go download it and install it.
- Download the latest version of the GSL libraries. You can grab them by:
- Looking for your nearest mirror site listed at http://www.gnu.org/prep/ftp.html and connecting to it.
- Open the directory
gsl/where all the versions will be listed. Scroll down and grab
- Open the terminal (Utilities -> Terminal.app) and type:
- Unpack the archive by:
tar zxvf gsl-latest.tar.gzthen
cd gsl-1.16/(or whatever the version actually was, it will probably be some number larger than 1.16).
- Inside that folder will be a README file (which you probably won’t read) and an INSTALL file (which you should read). In that folder it will tell you to:
sudo make install. This last command will require you to type in your password as it is going to install something into the base system.
- All the libraries and header files will be installed into the
Jameson successfully defended his MS Thesis on eDNA techniques for identification of Atlantic Sturgeon. Jameson is now the twelfth graduate student to pass through the lab. It was great having him here and we look forward to seeing where he goes from here. Way to go!