DOI: 10.18129/B9.bioc.BiocSet  

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Representing Different Biological Sets

Bioconductor version: 3.17

BiocSet displays different biological sets in a triple tibble format. These three tibbles are `element`, `set`, and `elementset`. The user has the abilty to activate one of these three tibbles to perform common functions from the dplyr package. Mapping functionality and accessing web references for elements/sets are also available in BiocSet.

Author: Kayla Morrell [aut, cre], Martin Morgan [aut], Kevin Rue-Albrecht [ctb], LluĂ­s Revilla Sancho [ctb]

Maintainer: Kayla Morrell <kayla.morrell at>

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Version 1.14.0
In Bioconductor since BioC 3.10 (R-3.6) (4 years)
License Artistic-2.0
Depends R (>= 3.6), dplyr
Imports methods, tibble, utils, rlang, plyr, S4Vectors, BiocIO, AnnotationDbi, KEGGREST, ontologyIndex, tidyr
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