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Automatically update R installation

This is best done through RStudio which keeps everything up to date.

The old way is


For BioConductor packages,


This is the same command use to install a new package and its dependencies


More information on Bioconductor.

Install package from downloaded gz (make sure the file is in tar.gz format)

install.packages(“/path/", repos=NULL, type="source")
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Sex chromosome twitter bot

Mimulus twitter bot

Silene twitter bot

I setup the sexChr_papers twitter bot following Rob Lanfear's instructions.

I am interested in papers on sex chromosome evolution, and thus remove medical search terms. The pubmed search is sex chromosome NOT aneuploidy NOT patient? NOT chronic NOT acute NOT clinical NOT prenatal NOT diagnostic NOT congenital NOT infant? NOT syndrome NOT trisom* NOT sperm.

Casey Bergman is gathering literature Twitter bots here.