DOI: 10.18129/B9.bioc.BiocFileCache  

This package is for version 3.16 of Bioconductor; for the stable, up-to-date release version, see BiocFileCache.

Manage Files Across Sessions

Bioconductor version: 3.16

This package creates a persistent on-disk cache of files that the user can add, update, and retrieve. It is useful for managing resources (such as custom Txdb objects) that are costly or difficult to create, web resources, and data files used across sessions.

Author: Lori Shepherd [aut, cre], Martin Morgan [aut]

Maintainer: Lori Shepherd <lori.shepherd at>

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biocViews DataImport, Software
Version 2.6.1
In Bioconductor since BioC 3.5 (R-3.4) (6 years)
License Artistic-2.0
Depends R (>= 3.4.0), dbplyr (>= 1.0.0)
Imports methods, stats, utils, dplyr, RSQLite, DBI, rappdirs, filelock, curl, httr
Suggests testthat, knitr, BiocStyle, rmarkdown, rtracklayer
Depends On Me AnnotationHub, ExperimentHub, JASPAR2022, RcwlPipelines, scATAC.Explorer, TMExplorer
Imports Me AMARETTO, atSNP, autonomics, BayesSpace, BiocPkgTools, biodb, biomaRt, BioPlex, BrainSABER, brendaDb, bugsigdbr, cbaf, cBioPortalData, CellBench, conclus, CTDquerier, customCMPdb, dasper, drugTargetInteractions, easyRNASeq, enhancerHomologSearch, EnMCB, EnrichmentBrowser, EpiTxDb, fgga, GAPGOM, GenomicScores, GenomicSuperSignature, GSEABenchmarkeR, gwascat, hca, HiContactsData, MBQN, MicrobiomeBenchmarkData, netDx, NxtIRFcore, NxtIRFdata, ODER, ontoProc, org.Mxanthus.db, Organism.dplyr, PANTHER.db, PhIPData, psichomics, recount3, recountmethylation, regutools, RiboDiPA, rpx, sesame, SFEData, signeR, SingleCellMultiModal, SingscoreAMLMutations, SpatialExperiment, spatialHeatmap, spatialLIBD, SpliceWiz, terraTCGAdata, TFutils, tomoseqr, tximeta, UMI4Cats, uncoverappLib,, waddR
Suggests Me AnnotationForge, bambu, BiocOncoTK, BiocSet, chipseqDB, emtdata, EpiCompare, fastreeR, FLAMES, fluentGenomics, GRaNIE, HiCDCPlus, HighlyReplicatedRNASeq, HumanTranscriptomeCompendium, MethReg, MethylSeqData, msigdb, Nebulosa, progeny, qsvaR, scRNAseq, seqsetvis, simpleSingleCell, structToolbox, TCGAutils, TENxBrainData, TENxPBMCData, TimeSeriesExperiment, TREG, zellkonverter
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