DOI: 10.18129/B9.bioc.KEGGREST  

Client-side REST access to the Kyoto Encyclopedia of Genes and Genomes (KEGG)

Bioconductor version: Release (3.17)

A package that provides a client interface to the Kyoto Encyclopedia of Genes and Genomes (KEGG) REST server. Based on KEGGSOAP by J. Zhang, R. Gentleman, and Marc Carlson, and KEGG (python package) by Aurelien Mazurie.

Author: Dan Tenenbaum [aut], Jeremy Volkening [ctb], Bioconductor Package Maintainer [aut, cre]

Maintainer: Bioconductor Package Maintainer <maintainer at>

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biocViews Annotation, KEGG, Pathways, Software, ThirdPartyClient
Version 1.40.1
In Bioconductor since BioC 2.12 (R-3.0) (10.5 years)
License Artistic-2.0
Depends R (>= 3.5.0)
Imports methods, httr, png, Biostrings
Suggests RUnit, BiocGenerics, knitr, markdown
Depends On Me Hiiragi2013, ROntoTools
Imports Me ADAM, adSplit, AnnotationDbi, attract, BiocSet, ChIPpeakAnno, CNEr, EnrichmentBrowser, famat, FELLA, gage, KEGGlincs, MetaboSignal, MWASTools, NoRCE, PADOG, pairkat, pathview, RnaSeqSampleSize, SBGNview, SMITE, transomics2cytoscape, YAPSA
Suggests Me Category, categoryCompare, GenomicRanges, globaltest, iSEEu, MLP, padma, rGREAT, RTopper
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