DOI: 10.18129/B9.bioc.Herper  

This package is for version 3.17 of Bioconductor; for the stable, up-to-date release version, see Herper.

The Herper package is a simple toolset to install and manage conda packages and environments from R

Bioconductor version: 3.17

Many tools for data analysis are not available in R, but are present in public repositories like conda. The Herper package provides a comprehensive set of functions to interact with the conda package managament system. With Herper users can install, manage and run conda packages from the comfort of their R session. Herper also provides an ad-hoc approach to handling external system requirements for R packages. For people developing packages with python conda dependencies we recommend using basilisk (https://bioconductor.org/packages/release/bioc/html/basilisk.html) to internally support these system requirments pre-hoc.

Author: Matt Paul [aut] , Thomas Carroll [aut, cre] , Doug Barrows [aut], Kathryn Rozen-Gagnon [ctb]

Maintainer: Thomas Carroll <tc.infomatics at gmail.com>

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Version 1.10.1
In Bioconductor since BioC 3.12 (R-4.0) (3 years)
License GPL-3
Depends R (>= 4.0), reticulate
Imports utils, rjson, withr, stats
Suggests BiocStyle, testthat, knitr, rmarkdown, seqCNA
URL https://github.com/RockefellerUniversity/Herper
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