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Wrappers to Save Common File Formats

Bioconductor version: Release (3.19)

Save common bioinformatics file formats within the alabaster framework. This includes BAM, BED, VCF, bigWig, bigBed, FASTQ, FASTA and so on. We save and load additional metadata for each file, and we support linkage between each file and its corresponding index.

Author: Aaron Lun [aut, cre]

Maintainer: Aaron Lun <infinite.monkeys.with.keyboards at>

Citation (from within R, enter citation("alabaster.files")):


To install this package, start R (version "4.4") 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:

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biocViews DataImport, DataRepresentation, Software
Version 1.2.0
In Bioconductor since BioC 3.18 (R-4.3) (0.5 years)
License MIT + file LICENSE
Depends alabaster.base
Imports methods, S4Vectors, BiocGenerics, Rsamtools
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