DOI: 10.18129/B9.bioc.healthyControlsPresenceChecker  

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

Dowloads A Gene Expression Dataset From GEO And Checks If It Contains Data Of Healthy Controls Or Not

Bioconductor version: 3.17

A function that reads in the GEO accession code of a gene expression dataset, retrieves its data from GEO, and checks if data of healthy controls are present in the dataset. It returns true if healthy controls data are found, and false otherwise. GEO: Gene Expression Omnibus. ID: identifier code. The GEO datasets are downloaded from the URL .

Author: Davide Chicco [aut, cre]

Maintainer: Davide Chicco <davide.chicco at>

Citation (from within R, enter citation("healthyControlsPresenceChecker")):


To install this package, start R (version "4.3") and enter:

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


For older versions of R, please refer to the appropriate Bioconductor release.


To view documentation for the version of this package installed in your system, start R and enter:



HTML R Script healthyControlsPresenceChecker vignette
PDF   Reference Manual
Text   NEWS


biocViews ExperimentData, ExpressionData, GEO, RepositoryData
Version 1.4.0
License GPL-3
Depends R (>= 4.0.0)
Imports xml2, GEOquery, geneExpressionFromGEO, magrittr
Suggests RUnit, BiocGenerics, markdown, BiocStyle, knitr, rmarkdown
Depends On Me
Imports Me
Suggests Me
Links To Me
Build Report  

Package Archives

Follow Installation instructions to use this package in your R session.

Source Package healthyControlsPresenceChecker_1.4.0.tar.gz
Windows Binary
macOS Binary (x86_64)
macOS Binary (arm64)
Source Repository git clone
Source Repository (Developer Access) git clone
Package Short Url
Package Downloads Report Download Stats

Documentation »


R / CRAN packages and documentation

Support »

Please read the posting guide. Post questions about Bioconductor to one of the following locations: