[BioC] BSgenome or org.Hs.eg.db to find gene length

Marc Carlson mcarlson at fhcrc.org
Thu Oct 11 22:46:39 CEST 2012


Sorry about the lack of memos.  ;)  OrganismDbi is a new package that 
allows you to make meta packages from annotation packages that implement 
a select() method.  Homo.sapiens is one we made for humans.  It combines 
the human org package, the hg19 txdb known gene package and the GO.db 
package.  The package does not actually "contain" all of that data 
though.  It just retrieves it as requested and returns it to users as if 
there was a single place it was all coming from.


On 10/11/2012 12:33 PM, Steve Lianoglou wrote:
> On Thu, Oct 11, 2012 at 2:54 PM, Tim Triche, Jr.<tim.triche at gmail.com>  wrote:
>> OrganismDbi -- too many of us are used to doing things the confusing way --
>> using OrganismDbi packages like Homo.sapiens will be better long-term
> Cool ... I like being less confused.
> Thanks for the pointer,
> -steve

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