[BioC] Using wildcard with BiomaRt:getBM

Daren Tan daren76 at hotmail.com
Fri Nov 21 12:56:05 CET 2008

I need to obtain information via biomaRt for all members of interleukin. Trying the following command failed, apparently, getBM doesn't support regexp. I could download all the gene names and filter locally, but this will stress the hosting server and prolong communication time. 
getBM(attributes=c("hgnc_symbol, "start_position"), filter="hgnc_symbol", values="IL.*", mart=ensembl)

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