Handle Illumina methylation data

Bioconductor version: Release (2.11)

This package provides classes for holding and manipulating Illumina methylation data. Based on eSet, it can contain MIAME information, sample information, feature information, and multiple matrices of data. An "intelligent" import function, methylumiR can read the Illumina text files and create a MethyLumiSet. methylumIDAT can directly read raw IDAT files from HumanMethylation27 and HumanMethylation450 microarrays. Normalization, background correction, and quality control features for GoldenGate, Infinium, and Infinium HD arrays are also included.

Author: Sean Davis, Pan Du, Sven Bilke, Tim Triche, Jr., Moiz Bootwalla

Maintainer: Sean Davis <sdavis2 at>

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PDF R Script An Introduction to the methylumi package
PDF   Reference Manual


biocViews CpGIsland, DNAMethylation, Preprocessing, QualityControl, Software, TwoChannel
Version 2.4.0
In Bioconductor since BioC 2.5 (R-2.10)
License GPL-2
Depends Biobase, methods, R (>= 2.13), scales, reshape2, ggplot2
Imports Biobase, graphics, lattice, annotate, genefilter, AnnotationDbi, stats4, BiocGenerics
Suggests lumi, lattice, limma, xtable, IlluminaHumanMethylation27k.db(>= 1.4.4), IlluminaHumanMethylation450k.db, SQN, MASS, matrixStats, parallel
System Requirements
Depends On Me
Imports Me ffpe, lumi, methyAnalysis
Suggests Me IlluminaHumanMethylation450k.db

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