[BioC] excel plugins with BioC, anyone?

Francois Pepin fpepin at cs.mcgill.ca
Thu Jul 14 17:20:47 CEST 2005

Hi Steven,

That page isn't quite what you wanted, I think. It had one plugin called
exprSetBuilder. You can look at the Google cache:

You can easily create a Bioconductor script that imports the excel data
properly (just export the excel file as a csv file). If the Excel files
are consistent, then the conversion shouldn't be problematic.

You could also look at 

I've never tried any of those but if you're planning on using Excel as
your main workhorse, it's probably closer to what you want.


On Thu, 2005-14-07 at 14:51 +0200, Steven Van Vooren wrote:
> Dear List,
> Like so many people, we analyse our microarray data primarily in Excel, 
> and want to integrate our workflow more tightly with custom tools. The 
> transfer of data between Excel and BioC is manual and hence error prone.
> Does anyone have expericence in building MS Excel plugins that rely on 
> BioConductor?
> I noticed http://www.bioconductor.org/excel/excel.html has one plugin, 
> but it's a dead link.
> Thanks,
> Steven

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