utils (version 3.6.2)

chooseBioCmirror: Select a Bioconductor Mirror


Interact with the user to choose a Bioconductor mirror.


chooseBioCmirror(graphics = getOption("menu.graphics"), ind = NULL,
                 local.only = FALSE)



Logical. If true, use a graphical list: on Windows or the macOS GUI use a list box, and on a Unix-alike use a Tk widget if package tcltk and an X server are available. Otherwise use a text menu.


Optional numeric value giving which entry to select.


Logical, try to get most recent list from the Bioconductor master or use file on local disk only.


None: this function is invoked for its side effect of updating options("BioC_mirror").


This sets the option "BioC_mirror": it is used before a call to setRepositories. The out-of-the-box default for that option is NULL, which currently corresponds to the mirror https://bioconductor.org.

The ‘Bioconductor (World-wide)’ ‘mirror’ is a network of mirrors providing reliable world-wide access; other mirrors may provide faster access on a geographically local scale.

ind chooses a row in R_HOME/doc/BioC_mirrors.csv, by number.

See Also

setRepositories, chooseCRANmirror.