DOI: 10.18129/B9.bioc.BSgenomeForge  

This package is for version 3.17 of Bioconductor; for the stable, up-to-date release version, see BSgenomeForge.

Forge BSgenome data packages

Bioconductor version: 3.17

A set of tools to forge BSgenome data packages. Supersedes the old seed-based tools from the BSgenome software package. This package allows the user to create a BSgenome data package in one function call, simplifying the old seed-based process.

Author: Hervé Pagès [aut, cre], Atuhurira Kirabo Kakopo [aut], Emmanuel Chigozie Elendu [ctb], Prisca Chidimma Maduka [ctb]

Maintainer: Hervé Pagès <hpages.on.github at>

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biocViews Alignment, Annotation, DataImport, DataRepresentation, Genetics, GenomeAnnotation, Infrastructure, SequenceMatching, Sequencing, Software
Version 1.0.1
In Bioconductor since BioC 3.17 (R-4.3) (< 6 months)
License Artistic-2.0
Depends R (>= 4.3.0), methods, BiocGenerics, S4Vectors, IRanges, GenomeInfoDb(>= 1.33.17), Biostrings, BSgenome
Imports utils, stats, Biobase, rtracklayer
Suggests GenomicRanges, GenomicFeatures, testthat, knitr, rmarkdown, BiocStyle, devtools
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