[BioC] good news and bad news
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Thu Aug 16 19:30:58 CEST 2012
On Thu, Aug 16, 2012 at 1:16 PM, Hervé Pagès <hpages at fhcrc.org> wrote:
> - I've added "$" and "$<-" methods for GRanges *only*. Provided
> as a convenience and as the result of strong popular demand. Note
> that those methods are not consistent with the other "$" and "$<-"
> methods defined in the IRanges/GenomicRanges infrastructure, and
> might confuse some users by making them believe that a GRanges
> object can be manipulated as a data.frame-like object. It is
> therefore recommended to use them only interactively, and
> their use in scripts or packages is discouraged (in that
> case, 'mcols(x)$name' should be used instead of 'x$name').
There's a joke lying in here somewhere about the cause of the serious
heatwaves in the US being due to to the heat being chased out from
Hades now that GRanges`$` has landed, but comedy isn't my day job, so
I'll leave it at that.
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