Bioconductor is an open source, open development software project to provide tools for the analysis and comprehension of high-throughput genomic data. It is based primarily on the R programming language.
The Bioconductor release version is updated twice each year, and is appropriate for most users. There is also a development version, to which new features and packages are added prior to incorporation in the release. A large number of meta-data packages provide pathway, organism, microarray and other annotations.
The Bioconductor project started in 2001 and is overseen by a core team, based primarily at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, and by other members coming from US and international institutions. It gained widespread exposure in a 2004 Genome Biology paper.
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chooseBioCmirror()and select ISM. Afterwards you can choose repositories hosted on this mirror with:
Having set these repositories in R, install.packages(), update.packages() and friends (including their GUI equivalents) will use this ISM mirror rather than the BioC master.
The usage of biocLite() is also possible: