DOI: 10.18129/B9.bioc.BiocPkgTools    

This package is for version 3.12 of Bioconductor; for the stable, up-to-date release version, see BiocPkgTools.

Collection of simple tools for learning about Bioc Packages

Bioconductor version: 3.12

Bioconductor has a rich ecosystem of metadata around packages, usage, and build status. This package is a simple collection of functions to access that metadata from R. The goal is to expose metadata for data mining and value-added functionality such as package searching, text mining, and analytics on packages.

Author: Shian Su [aut, ctb], Lori Shepherd [ctb], Marcel Ramos [ctb], Felix G.M. Ernst [ctb], Charlotte Soneson [ctb], Martin Morgan [ctb], Vince Carey [ctb], Sean Davis [aut, cre]

Maintainer: Sean Davis <seandavi at>

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if (!requireNamespace("BiocManager", quietly = TRUE))


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biocViews Infrastructure, Software
Version 1.8.2
In Bioconductor since BioC 3.8 (R-3.5) (2.5 years)
License MIT + file LICENSE
Depends htmlwidgets
Imports BiocFileCache, BiocManager, biocViews, tibble, methods, rlang, tidyselect, stringr, rvest, rex, dplyr, xml2, rappdirs, readr, httr, htmltools, DT, tools, utils, igraph, tidyr, jsonlite, gh, RBGL, graph, magrittr
Suggests BiocStyle, knitr, rmarkdown, testthat, tm, SnowballC, visNetwork, clipr, blastula, kableExtra, DiagrammeR, SummarizedExperiment
SystemRequirements mailsend-go
Depends On Me
Imports Me
Suggests Me
Links To Me
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