I'd like to explore and analyze arrays in the cloud using Bioconducor and EC2.
I found this instructions. I launched an Amazon microinstance (free usage tier), logged in and followed the instructions:
wget http://cran.at.r-project.org/src/base/R-2/R-2.12.1.tar.gz tar xf R-2.12.1.tar.gz cd R-2.12.1 sudo yum install gcc yum install gcc-c++ yum install gcc-gfortran yum install readline-devel ./configure ## returns error ./configure --with-x=no ## configure with something missing? make PATH=$PATH:~/R-2.12.1/bin/ R ## seems to work ok
Looks like the same problem as the r-blogger above. I wonder:
- What is causing that error.
- What's the limitation of configuring it with -x=no versus the right way?
Also I'd like to make a list of reliable, bioinformatics-oriented public instances (AMIs). Grossman has an AMI with R installed already. Venter's JCVI Cloud Bio-Linux looks quite comprehensive. (I've seen interesting resources in this BioStar thread). Any other suggestions?
I appreciate general advice for running occasional heavy analyses in EC2. Many thanks,