DOI: 10.18129/B9.bioc.MsBackendRawFileReader    

This is the development version of MsBackendRawFileReader; for the stable release version, see MsBackendRawFileReader.

Mass Spectrometry Backend for Reading Thermo Fisher Scientific raw Files

Bioconductor version: Development (3.17)

implements a MsBackend for the Spectra package using Thermo Fisher Scientific's NewRawFileReader .Net libraries. The package is generalizing the functionality introduced by the rawrr package (Kockmann T. et al. (2020) ) Methods defined in this package are supposed to extend the Spectra Bioconductor package.

Author: Christian Panse [aut, cre] , Tobias Kockmann [aut]

Maintainer: Christian Panse <cp at>

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biocViews MassSpectrometry, Metabolomics, Proteomics, Software
Version 1.5.0
In Bioconductor since BioC 3.14 (R-4.1) (1 year)
License GPL-3
Depends R (>= 4.1), methods, Spectra(>= 1.5.8)
Imports MsCoreUtils, S4Vectors, IRanges, rawrr(>= 1.3.6), utils, BiocParallel
Suggests BiocStyle(>= 2.5), ExperimentHub, MsBackendMgf, knitr, lattice, mzR, protViz (>= 0.7), rmarkdown, tartare(>= 1.5), testthat
SystemRequirements mono-runtime 4.x or higher (including System.Data library) on Linux/macOS, .Net Framework (>= 4.5.1) on Microsoft Windows.
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