[BioC] Can I use Bioconductor to parse *.chp (Affymetrix) files?

James W. MacDonald jmacdon at med.umich.edu
Mon Aug 30 18:34:21 CEST 2010

Hi Anton,

On 8/30/2010 6:25 AM, Anton Kratz wrote:
> Hi,
> I have a bunch of Affymetrix *.chp files in binary format. I do not have
> access to Affymetrix software for working with this and I want to do
> subsequent analysis of this data with my own scripts anyway.
> Can I use Bioconductor to convert such binary *.chp files into
> human-readable cleartext (f.e. tab-delimited table)? Or otherwise parse
> them?
> My goal would be a file with genes (not probes) and their expression values.
> As I understand it, normalization, summarization etc has already been done
> and is somewhere in the *.chp files, but I don't see a way to get the data.
> I figured out that Bioconductor let's me work with *.cel files using the
> affy package, but what about *.chp?!

Yup. See readChp() in the affxparser package.



> Thanks.
> Anton
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