DOI: 10.18129/B9.bioc.MsExperiment  

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

Infrastructure for Mass Spectrometry Experiments

Bioconductor version: 3.17

Infrastructure to store and manage all aspects related to a complete proteomics or metabolomics mass spectrometry (MS) experiment. The MsExperiment package provides light-weight and flexible containers for MS experiments building on the new MS infrastructure provided by the Spectra, QFeatures and related packages. Along with raw data representations, links to original data files and sample annotations, additional metadata or annotations can also be stored within the MsExperiment container. To guarantee maximum flexibility only minimal constraints are put on the type and content of the data within the containers.

Author: Laurent Gatto [aut, cre] , Johannes Rainer [aut] , Sebastian Gibb [aut]

Maintainer: Laurent Gatto <laurent.gatto at>

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biocViews DataImport, ExperimentalDesign, Infrastructure, MassSpectrometry, Metabolomics, Proteomics, Software
Version 1.2.0
In Bioconductor since BioC 3.16 (R-4.2) (1 year)
License Artistic-2.0
Depends R (>= 4.2), ProtGenerics(>= 1.9.1)
Imports methods, S4Vectors, IRanges, Spectra, SummarizedExperiment, QFeatures
Suggests testthat, knitr (>= 1.1.0), roxygen2, BiocStyle(>= 2.5.19), rmarkdown, rpx, mzR, msdata
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