Using BioConductor with RStudio Package Manager

RStudio Package Manager doesn't have direct support for BioConductor (yet!). If you are interested in using BioConductor with RStudio Package Manager, please reach out to In the interim there are two workarounds:
1) You can download the BioConductor packages as source tarballs, and then add those tarballs to a local source.
# create a source to hold the BioC packages
rspm create source --name=bioc

# for each package: download and add to the source

rspm add --source=bioc --path=BiocGenerics_0.28.0.tar.gz

2) BioConductor packages live in Git repositories, so you can also use the built-in Git support to automatically pull in the package sources for either a specific release or the bleeding edge development branch. Do this by using creating a git source for each release, and then adding the desired BioConductor packages to the relevant Git source. 
# create a git source for the bleeding edge BioC packages
rspm create source --name=bioc-dev

# add each package to the source
rspm add --source=bioc-dev --git-url=  

# OR create git source for a specific releases of BioC
rspm create source --name=bioc-3.8

# add each package to the source using the release branch
rspm add --source=bioc-3.8 --git-url=  --git-branch=RELEASE_3_8
Whether you use Git or a local source,  finish by creating a repository to house the BioC sources and then using install.packages, not BiocManager, to install the packages from RStudio Package Manager.