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

Access and analyze public DNA methylation array data compilations

Bioconductor version: Development (3.19)

Resources for cross-study analyses of public DNAm array data from NCBI GEO repo, produced using Illumina's Infinium HumanMethylation450K (HM450K) and MethylationEPIC (EPIC) platforms. Provided functions enable download, summary, and filtering of large compilation files. Vignettes detail background about file formats, example analyses, and more. Note the disclaimer on package load and consult the main manuscripts for further info.

Author: Sean K Maden [cre, aut] , Brian Walsh [aut] , Kyle Ellrott [aut] , Kasper D Hansen [aut] , Reid F Thompson [aut] , Abhinav Nellore [aut]

Maintainer: Sean K Maden <maden at>

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biocViews DNAMethylation, Epigenetics, ExperimentHub, MethylationArray, Microarray, Software
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