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Methods for Affymetrix Oligonucleotide Arrays

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The package contains functions for exploratory oligonucleotide array analysis. The dependence on tkWidgets only concerns few convenience functions. 'affy' is fully functional without it.

Author: Rafael A. Irizarry <rafa at ds.dfci.harvard.edu>, Laurent Gautier <lgautier at gmail.com>, Benjamin Milo Bolstad <bmb at bmbolstad.com>, and Crispin Miller <cmiller at picr.man.ac.uk> with contributions from Magnus Astrand <Magnus.Astrand at astrazeneca.com>, Leslie M. Cope <cope at mts.jhu.edu>, Robert Gentleman, Jeff Gentry, Conrad Halling <challing at agilixcorp.com>, Wolfgang Huber, James MacDonald <jmacdon at u.washington.edu>, Benjamin I. P. Rubinstein, Christopher Workman <workman at cbs.dtu.dk>, John Zhang

Maintainer: Robert D. Shear <rshear at ds.dfci.harvard.edu>

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


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


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1. Primer PDF R Script
2. Built-in Processing Methods PDF R Script
3. Custom Processing Methods PDF R Script
4. Import Methods PDF R Script
Reference Manual PDF


biocViews Microarray, OneChannel, Preprocessing, Software
Version 1.80.0
In Bioconductor since BioC 1.6 (R-2.1) or earlier (> 19 years)
License LGPL (>= 2.0)
Depends R (>= 2.8.0), BiocGenerics(>= 0.1.12), Biobase(>= 2.5.5)
Imports affyio(>= 1.13.3), BiocManager, graphics, grDevices, methods, preprocessCore, stats, utils, zlibbioc
System Requirements
URL https://bioconductor.org/packages/affy
Bug Reports https://github.com/rafalab/affy/issues
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Suggests tkWidgets(>= 1.19.0), affydata, widgetTools, hgu95av2cdf
Linking To preprocessCore
Depends On Me affyContam, affydata, affyPLM, AffyRNADegradation, AgiMicroRna, ALLMLL, altcdfenvs, AmpAffyExample, arrayMvout, bgx, bronchialIL13, ccTutorial, ChimpHumanBrainData, CLL, Cormotif, curatedBladderData, DrugVsDisease, ecoliLeucine, ExiMiR, farms, frmaTools, gcrma, Hiiragi2013, logitT, maPredictDSC, MAQCsubset, maskBAD, mvoutData, panp, prebs, PREDAsampledata, qpcrNorm, RefPlus, Risa, RPA, SCAN.UPC, SpikeIn, SpikeInSubset, sscore, webbioc, XhybCasneuf
Imports Me affycoretools, affyILM, affylmGUI, arrayQualityMetrics, bnem, CAFE, ChIPXpress, Cormotif, crossmeta, DeSousa2013, Doscheda, farms, ffpe, frma, gcrma, GEOsubmission, Harshlight, HTqPCR, iCheck, lumi, makecdfenv, mimager, MSnbase, PECA, plier, puma, pvac, rat2302frmavecs, rCGH, Rnits, signatureSearchData, STATegRa, tilingArray, TurboNorm, vsn
Suggests Me AnnotationForge, ArrayExpress, arrays, autonomics, beadarray, beadarraySNP, BiocGenerics, Biostrings, BufferedMatrixMethods, categoryCompare, ecolitk, estrogen, factDesign, ffpeExampleData, GeneRegionScan, limma, made4, piano, PREDA, qcmetrics, runibic, siggenes, TCGAbiolinks
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