[BioC] contributing to Bioconductor
Mark.Wilkinson at stjude.org
Thu Mar 13 12:29:14 MET 2003
Oh well. Should anyone be interested in my attempt, I'm attaching the code
(in a package, for convenience) anyway.
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From: Martin Maechler [mailto:maechler at stat.math.ethz.ch]
Sent: Thursday, March 13, 2003 11:19 AM
To: Wilkinson, Mark
Cc: Bioconductor (E-mail)
Subject: Re: [BioC] contributing to Bioconductor
>>>>> "MarkW" == Wilkinson, Mark <Mark.Wilkinson at stjude.org>
>>>>> on Thu, 13 Mar 2003 10:10:36 -0600 writes:
MarkW> A few weeks ago there was some talk about a 'heatmap'
MarkW> function that would plot a heat map with two
MarkW> dendrograms to show clustering (after hclust). I
MarkW> mentioned then that I had been cooking something up.
MarkW> I feel like it's ready to give to the community to
MarkW> use, test, break, etc. Which leads me to my
MarkW> question: How does one go about contributing a
MarkW> function like this, whose singular purpose doesn't
MarkW> warrant a package of its own? Some packages of
MarkW> Bioconductor seem like they might accommodate it now
MarkW> or in the future, such as geneplotter, genecluster
MarkW> (dev). Should I email the maintainers of those
MarkW> packages and try to convince them to wedge in my
MarkW> little function? Any advice?
heatmap() will be a function in the next version of R,
thanks to Andy Liaw [post to here] and Robert Gentleman. (and myself).
Robert Gentleman (mostly) and I (somewhat) have added
functionality to the "dendrogram" class in R's mva package.
heatmap() builds on that.
In general, e-mailing package maintainers is a good idea,
or even posting to the "R-devel" mailing list -- which is there for
the purpose of discussing future enhancements for R.
Depending on the topic, you might get more interested parties
than with the bioconductor list.
Martin Maechler <maechler at stat.math.ethz.ch>
Seminar fuer Statistik, ETH-Zentrum LEO C16 Leonhardstr. 27
ETH (Federal Inst. Technology) 8092 Zurich SWITZERLAND
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