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Tools for building SQLite-based annotation data packages

Bioconductor version: Release (3.19)

Provides code for generating Annotation packages and their databases. Packages produced are intended to be used with AnnotationDbi.

Author: Marc Carlson [aut], Hervé Pagès [aut], Madelyn Carlson [ctb] ('Creating probe packages' vignette translation from Sweave to Rmarkdown / HTML), Bioconductor Package Maintainer [cre]

Maintainer: Bioconductor Package Maintainer <maintainer at>

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


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

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


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:

AnnotationForge: Creating select Interfaces for custom Annotation resources PDF R Script
Creating probe packages HTML R Script
Making New Organism Packages HTML R Script
SQLForge: An easy way to create a new annotation package with a standard database schema. PDF R Script
Reference Manual PDF


biocViews Annotation, Infrastructure, Software
Version 1.46.0
In Bioconductor since BioC 2.11 (R-2.15) (12 years)
License Artistic-2.0
Depends R (>= 3.5.0), methods, utils, BiocGenerics(>= 0.15.10), Biobase(>= 1.17.0), AnnotationDbi(>= 1.33.14)
Imports DBI, RSQLite, XML, S4Vectors, RCurl
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Suggests biomaRt, httr, GenomeInfoDb(>= 1.17.1), Biostrings, affy, hgu95av2.db, human.db0,, Homo.sapiens, GO.db, markdown, BiocStyle, knitr, BiocManager, BiocFileCache, RUnit
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Imports Me AnnotationHubData, GOstats, ViSEAGO, GGHumanMethCancerPanelv1.db
Suggests Me AnnotationDbi, AnnotationHub
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