DOI: 10.18129/B9.bioc.rhdf5    

This is the development version of rhdf5; for the stable release version, see rhdf5.

R Interface to HDF5

Bioconductor version: Development (3.15)

This package provides an interface between HDF5 and R. HDF5's main features are the ability to store and access very large and/or complex datasets and a wide variety of metadata on mass storage (disk) through a completely portable file format. The rhdf5 package is thus suited for the exchange of large and/or complex datasets between R and other software package, and for letting R applications work on datasets that are larger than the available RAM.

Author: Bernd Fischer [aut], Mike Smith [aut, cre] , Gregoire Pau [aut], Martin Morgan [ctb], Daniel van Twisk [ctb]

Maintainer: Mike Smith <mike.smith at embl.de>

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biocViews DataImport, Infrastructure, Software
Version 2.39.2
In Bioconductor since BioC 1.6 (R-2.1) or earlier (> 16.5 years)
License Artistic-2.0
Depends R (>= 4.0.0), methods
Imports Rhdf5lib(>= 1.13.4), rhdf5filters
LinkingTo Rhdf5lib
Suggests bit64, BiocStyle, knitr, rmarkdown, testthat, microbenchmark, dplyr, ggplot2, mockery
SystemRequirements GNU make
URL https://github.com/grimbough/rhdf5
BugReports https://github.com/grimbough/rhdf5/issues
Depends On Me GenoGAM, GSCA, HDF5Array, HiCBricks, LoomExperiment
Imports Me BayesSpace, BgeeCall, biomformat, bnbc, bsseq, CiteFuse, cmapR, CoGAPS, CopyNumberPlots, CRISPRseek, cTRAP, cytomapper, diffHic, DmelSGI, DropletUtils, epigraHMM, EventPointer, FRASER, GenomicScores, gep2pep, h5vc, HiCcompare, IONiseR, MafH5.gnomAD.v3.1.1.GRCh38, MethylSeqData, MOFA2, NxtIRFcore, phantasus, ptairData, ptairMS, PureCN, recountmethylation, ribor, scCB2, scone, signatureSearch, signatureSearchData, trackViewer
Suggests Me edgeR, rhdf5filters, slalom, Spectra, SummarizedExperiment, tximport, zellkonverter
Links To Me
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