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Basilisk Installation Utilities

Bioconductor version: Release (3.19)

Implements utilities for installation of the basilisk package, primarily for creation of the underlying Conda instance. This allows us to avoid re-writing the same R code in both the configure script (for centrally administered R installations) and in the lazy installation mechanism (for distributed package binaries). It is highly unlikely that developers - or, heaven forbid, end-users! - will need to interact with this package directly; they should be using the basilisk package instead.

Author: Aaron Lun [aut, cre, cph]

Maintainer: Aaron Lun <infinite.monkeys.with.keyboards at>

Citation (from within R, enter citation("basilisk.utils")):


To install this package, start R (version "4.4") and enter:

if (!require("BiocManager", quietly = TRUE))


For older versions of R, please refer to the appropriate Bioconductor release.


To view documentation for the version of this package installed in your system, start R and enter:

_basilisk_ installation utilities HTML R Script
Reference Manual PDF


biocViews Infrastructure, Software
Version 1.16.0
In Bioconductor since BioC 3.11 (R-4.0) (4 years)
License GPL-3
Imports utils, methods, tools, dir.expiry
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Suggests reticulate, knitr, rmarkdown, BiocStyle, testthat, basilisk
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Source Package basilisk.utils_1.16.0.tar.gz
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