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

Tools for manipulating GO and microarrays

Bioconductor version: Development (3.20)

A set of tools for interacting with GO and microarray data. A variety of basic manipulation tools for graphs, hypothesis testing and other simple calculations.

Author: Robert Gentleman [aut], Seth Falcon [ctb], Robert Castelo [ctb], Sonali Kumari [ctb] (Converted vignettes from Sweave to R Markdown / HTML.), Dennis Ndubi [ctb] (Converted GOstatsHyperG vignette from Sweave to R Markdown / HTML.), Bioconductor Package Maintainer [cre]

Maintainer: Bioconductor Package Maintainer <maintainer at>

Citation (from within R, enter citation("GOstats")):


To install this package, start R (version "4.4") and enter:

if (!require("BiocManager", quietly = TRUE))

# The following initializes usage of Bioc devel


For older versions of R, please refer to the appropriate Bioconductor release.


To view documentation for the version of this package installed in your system, start R and enter:

How To Use GOstats and Category to do Hypergeometric testing with unsupported model organisms HTML R Script
Hypergeometric Tests Using GOstats HTML R Script
Visualizing and Distances Using GO HTML R Script
Reference Manual PDF


biocViews Annotation, GO, GeneExpression, GeneSetEnrichment, GraphAndNetwork, Microarray, MultipleComparison, Pathways, Software
Version 2.71.0
In Bioconductor since BioC 1.6 (R-2.1) or earlier (> 19 years)
License Artistic-2.0
Depends R (>= 2.10), Biobase(>= 1.15.29), Category(>= 2.43.2), graph
Imports methods, stats, stats4, AnnotationDbi(>= 0.0.89), GO.db(>= 1.13.0), RBGL, annotate(>= 1.13.2), AnnotationForge, Rgraphviz
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Suggests hgu95av2.db(>= 1.13.0), ALL, multtest, genefilter, RColorBrewer, xtable, SparseM, GSEABase, geneplotter,, RUnit, BiocGenerics, BiocStyle, knitr
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Depends On Me MineICA
Imports Me affycoretools, attract, categoryCompare, GmicR, ideal, miRLAB, netZooR, pcaExplorer, scTensor, SGCP, DNLC
Suggests Me a4, Category, fastLiquidAssociation, fgga, GSEAlm, interactiveDisplay, MineICA, MLP, qpgraph, RnBeads, safe, maGUI, sand
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