# C++ library for computational cytometry
Copyright 2019, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
See the included LICENSE file for details on the license granted to the user of this software.
`cytolib` provides a c++ library for interacting with cytometry data.
- reading FCS into efficient disk-backed and memory-backed data structures
- representation of gated cytometry data.
- core library backing the R packages flowCore, flowWorkspace, CytoML, and others that provide a high level R language interface.
### Reporting Bugs or Issues
- Use the issue template in github when creating a new issue.
- Follow the instructions in the template (do your background reading).
- Search and verify that the issue hasn't already been addressed.
- Check the Bioconductor support site.
- Make sure your flow packages are up to date.
- THEN if your issue persists, file a bug report.
Otherwise, we may close your issue without responding.
## Installation cytolib as a R package
The **cytolib** package can be installed from Github
R packages wishing to use the libraries in `cytolib` need to:
- add `cytolib` to **LinkingTo** field in the **DESCRIPTION** file so the compiler knows where to find the headers when the user package is complied
See **CytoML** package for the example of using `cytolib`.
## Installation as a C++ standalone library
2. g++ (>=4.9) or clang++(>= 7.0.1)
3. libblas, liblapack, ZLIB, boost c++ library
4. protobuf c++ library (>= 3.10)
# enter your project directory
$ cd cytolib
# it is always a good idea to not pollute the source with build files
# so create a new build directory
$ mkdir build
$ cd build
# run cmake to configure the package for your system
$ cmake ..
# to link against the protobuf that is installed at custom location
# e.g. `cmake -DCMAKE_PREFIX_PATH=</path/to/protobuf>`
# to select different compiler other than the default
# e.g. `cmake -DCMAKE_CXX_COMPILER=clang++`
#To install the library to custom directory, use `-DCMAKE_INSTALL_PREFIX` option
# e.g. `cmake -DCMAKE_INSTALL_PREFIX=/usr/local`
#to install the package
$ make install