Install and start the latest release version of R. Although the installer will try to download and install
devtools, there may be some system requirements for
devtools that you may need before going forward.
Then, you can install a package using the following command:
## try http:// if https:// URLs are supported source("https://neuroconductor.org/neurocLite.R") neuro_install("PACKAGE")
PACKAGE is the name of the package you’d like to install, such as
fslr. For example, if we want to install
fslr we can run:
neurocLite: an alias for
As Bioconductor uses the
biocLite function to install packages, we have created a duplicate of
neurocLite, for ease of use for those users accustomed to Bioconductor. The same command could have been executed as follows:
neurocInstall package contains the
neuro_install functions, as well as others relevant for Neuroconductor. You can install the package as follows:
After installation, you can use
neurocInstall::neuroc_install() to install packages without having to source the URL above.
neuro_install functions depend on
devtools::install_github, which will upgrade dependencies by default, which is recommended. If you would like to install a package, but not upgrade the dependencies (missing dependencies will still be installed), you can set the
upgrade_dependencies argument to
Download the most recent version of R from https://cran.r-project.org/. There are detailed instructions on the R website as well as the specific R installation for the platform you are using, typically Linux, OSX, and Windows.
Start R; we recommend using R through RStudio. You can start R using RStudio (Windows, OSX, Linux), typing “R” at in a terminal (Linux or OSX), or using the R application either by double-clicking on the R application (Windows and OSX).
For learning R, there are many resources such as Try-R at codeschool and DataCamp.
If a package is not in the Neuroconductor list of packages, then it is not located on the Neuroconductor Github. Therefore, when installing, you’ll get the following error:
Error in neuro_install(...) : Package(s) PACKAGE_TRIED_TO_INSTALL are not in neuroconductor
Once a package is located on the list of packages, then it will be available to install.