DOI: 10.18129/B9.bioc.AffyCompatible  

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Affymetrix GeneChip software compatibility

Bioconductor version: 3.16

This package provides an interface to Affymetrix chip annotation and sample attribute files. The package allows an easy way for users to download and manage local data bases of Affynmetrix NetAffx annotation files. The package also provides access to GeneChip Operating System (GCOS) and GeneChip Command Console (AGCC)-compatible sample annotation files.

Author: Martin Morgan, Robert Gentleman

Maintainer: Martin Morgan <martin.morgan at>

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PDF R Script Annotation retrieval with NetAffxResource
PDF R Script Retrieving MAGE and ARR sample attributes
PDF   Reference Manual


biocViews Infrastructure, Microarray, OneChannel, Software
Version 1.58.0
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License Artistic-2.0
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