DOI: 10.18129/B9.bioc.rols    

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

An R interface to the Ontology Lookup Service

Bioconductor version: Development (3.9)

The rols package is an interface to the Ontology Lookup Service (OLS) to access and query hundred of ontolgies directly from R.

Author: Laurent Gatto <lg390 at>, with contributions from Tiago Chedraoui Silva.

Maintainer: Laurent Gatto <lg390 at>

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if (!requireNamespace("BiocManager", quietly = TRUE))
BiocManager::install("rols", version = "3.9")

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biocViews Annotation, GO, ImmunoOncology, MassSpectrometry, Software
Version 2.11.2
In Bioconductor since BioC 2.11 (R-2.15) (6.5 years)
License GPL-2
Depends methods
Imports httr, progress, jsonlite, utils, Biobase, BiocGenerics(>= 0.23.1)
Suggests GO.db, knitr (>= 1.1.0), BiocStyle(>= 2.5.19), testthat, lubridate, DT, rmarkdown
Depends On Me proteomics
Imports Me
Suggests Me MSnbase, RforProteomics
Links To Me
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