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Continuous integration

The mzR project master branch is subjected to CI using travis:

Build Status

The devel branch is tested on multiple architectures by the BioC build farm:


Installation on macOS

If you install from source, you first need to install the netCDF headers and libraries: brew install netcdf, and then instal mzR the BioC way via:

if (!requireNamespace("BiocManager", quietly=TRUE))
BiocManager::install("mzR", suppressUpdates = TRUE)

Installation on Linux

We are not shipping the full set of boost headers due to size restrictions. This might cause compilation failure due to missing files. We have tested several OS and compiler build environments successfully, please report any compilation failures at and we'll add the missing files.

mzR-2.9.1 with boost-1.59.0 has been tested on the following compilers:

On the BioC build farm (

  • malbec2 (Ubuntu 16.04.1, gcc-5.4.0)
  • tokay2 (Windows Server 2012 R2, MinGW-W64-4.9.3)
  • Failling oaxaca (Apple clang 3.5svn / 600.0.57)

Also on:

  • Debian stretch/sid (gcc-5.4.0)
  • Ubuntu 16.04 (clang 3.8.0)
  • Ubuntu 16.04 (gcc-5.4.0)
  • Ubuntu 14.04 (gcc-4.8.2)
  • Ubuntu 12.04 (gcc-4.6.3)


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