[BioC] changing gpr files?

Jenny Drnevich drnevich at illinois.edu
Wed Apr 8 20:00:56 CEST 2009

Hi everyone,

I was hoping someone had some quick suggestions for me: a client has 
hundreds of gpr files of the same microarray from many experiments 
over many years. Which clone is in which spot hasn't changed, only 
what they call the clone in the ID and Name slot. I've got the 
final(?) naming scheme, and they want me to update all the .gpr files 
to have the same ID and Name columns. I don't have much time to 
figure this out on my own, so I was hoping one of you could help me! 
This is what I was thinking needed to be done, but I'm not sure how 
to implement it off the top of my head.

1. Read in / open a connection to a .gpr file
2. Replace the Name and ID column, keeping all the header info the 
same  (could replace entire Block,Row,Column,Name,ID if it's easier)
3. Save with a new file name.


Jenny Drnevich, Ph.D.

Functional Genomics Bioinformatics Specialist
W.M. Keck Center for Comparative and Functional Genomics
Roy J. Carver Biotechnology Center
University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

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1201 W. Gregory Dr.
Urbana, IL 61801

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e-mail: drnevich at illinois.edu

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