Quality assessment and low-level analysis for Illumina BeadArray data

Bioconductor version: Release (2.11)

The package is able to read bead-level data (raw TIFFs and text files) output by BeadScan as well as bead-summary data from BeadStudio. Methods for quality assessment and low-level analysis are provided.

Author: Mark Dunning, Mike Smith, Jonathan Cairns, Andy Lynch, Matt Ritchie

Maintainer: Mark Dunning <Mark.Dunning at>

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PDF R Script beadarray.pdf
PDF R Script beadlevel.pdf
PDF R Script beadsummary.pdf
PDF R Script ImageProcessing.pdf
PDF   Reference Manual
Text   NEWS


biocViews Microarray, OneChannel, Preprocessing, QualityControl, Software
Version 2.8.1
In Bioconductor since BioC 1.8 (R-2.3)
License GPL-2
Depends R (>= 2.13.0), BiocGenerics(>= 0.3.2), Biobase(>= 2.17.8), methods, ggplot2
Imports BeadDataPackR, limma, AnnotationDbi, stats4, BiocGenerics, reshape2
Suggests lumi, vsn, affy, hwriter, beadarrayExampleData, illuminaHumanv3.db, gridExtra
System Requirements
Depends On Me beadarrayExampleData
Imports Me arrayQualityMetrics, BeadArrayUseCases
Suggests Me beadarraySNP, lumi

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