[BioC] converting GEO soft files to MS excel files

Sean Davis sdavis2 at mail.nih.gov
Fri Dec 15 12:48:07 CET 2006

On Friday 15 December 2006 06:15, Dr_Gyorffy_Balazs wrote:
> Dear Sean,
> GEOquery is OK, but I have an additional question: is it possible to load
> the downloaded .tz file in order no to stay online all the parsing time?

The parsing is not done "online".  The .tar.gz file is first downloaded to a 
temporary directory (the location of which is printed to the screen after the 
download for later use).  If you already have a .tar.gz file downloaded, you 
can supply the filename to the getGEO() function to skip the download part.  
See the help for getGEO().

Hope that helps. 


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