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Introduce *Ranges to bedtools users

Bioconductor version: Release (3.19)

Translates bedtools command-line invocations to R code calling functions from the Bioconductor *Ranges infrastructure. This is intended to educate novice Bioconductor users and to compare the syntax and semantics of the two frameworks.

Author: Michael Lawrence

Maintainer: Michael Lawrence <michafla at>

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


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:

HelloRanges Tutorial PDF R Script
Reference Manual PDF


biocViews Annotation, Coverage, DataImport, GenomeAnnotation, SequenceMatching, Sequencing, Software, VariantAnnotation
Version 1.30.0
In Bioconductor since BioC 3.4 (R-3.3) (7.5 years)
License GPL (>= 2)
Depends methods, BiocGenerics, S4Vectors(>= 0.17.39), IRanges(>= 2.13.12), GenomicRanges(>= 1.31.10), Biostrings(>= 2.41.3), BSgenome, GenomicFeatures(>= 1.31.5), VariantAnnotation(>= 1.19.3), Rsamtools, GenomicAlignments(>= 1.15.7), rtracklayer(>= 1.33.8), GenomeInfoDb, SummarizedExperiment, BiocIO
Imports docopt, stats, tools, utils
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Suggests HelloRangesData, BiocStyle, RUnit, TxDb.Hsapiens.UCSC.hg19.knownGene
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