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

GenoMetric Query Language for R/Bioconductor

Bioconductor version: Development (3.20)

This package brings the GenoMetric Query Language (GMQL) functionalities into the R environment. GMQL is a high-level, declarative language to manage heterogeneous genomic datasets for biomedical purposes, using simple queries to process genomic regions and their metadata and properties. GMQL adopts algorithms efficiently designed for big data using cloud-computing technologies (like Apache Hadoop and Spark) allowing GMQL to run on modern infrastructures, in order to achieve scalability and high performance. It allows to create, manipulate and extract genomic data from different data sources both locally and remotely. Our RGMQL functions allow complex queries and processing leveraging on the R idiomatic paradigm. The RGMQL package also provides a rich set of ancillary classes that allow sophisticated input/output management and sorting, such as: ASC, DESC, BAG, MIN, MAX, SUM, AVG, MEDIAN, STD, Q1, Q2, Q3 (and many others). Note that many RGMQL functions are not directly executed in R environment, but are deferred until real execution is issued.

Author: Simone Pallotta [aut, cre], Marco Masseroli [aut]

Maintainer: Simone Pallotta <simonepallotta at>

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


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:

RGMQL: GenoMetric Query Language for R/Bioconductor HTML R Script
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Version 1.25.0
In Bioconductor since BioC 3.7 (R-3.5) (6 years)
License Artistic-2.0
Depends R (>= 3.4.2), RGMQLlib
Imports httr, rJava, GenomicRanges, rtracklayer, data.table, utils, plyr, xml2, methods, S4Vectors, dplyr, stats, glue, BiocGenerics
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