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Foundation of external vector representation and manipulation in Bioconductor

Bioconductor version: Release (3.19)

Provides memory efficient S4 classes for storing sequences "externally" (e.g. behind an R external pointer, or on disk).

Author: Hervé Pagès and Patrick Aboyoun

Maintainer: Hervé Pagès <hpages.on.github at>

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biocViews DataRepresentation, Infrastructure, Software
Version 0.44.0
In Bioconductor since BioC 2.13 (R-3.0) (10.5 years)
License Artistic-2.0
Depends R (>= 4.0.0), methods, BiocGenerics(>= 0.37.0), S4Vectors(>= 0.27.12), IRanges(>= 2.23.9)
Imports methods, utils, tools, zlibbioc, BiocGenerics, S4Vectors, IRanges
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Suggests Biostrings, drosophila2probe, RUnit
Linking To S4Vectors, IRanges
Depends On Me Biostrings, triplex
Imports Me BSgenome, ChIPsim, CNEr, compEpiTools, crisprScore, dada2, DECIPHER, gcrma, GenomAutomorphism, GenomicFeatures, GenomicRanges, Gviz, HiLDA, IONiseR, IsoformSwitchAnalyzeR, kebabs, MatrixRider, Modstrings, monaLisa, ProteoDisco, R453Plus1Toolbox, ribosomeProfilingQC, Rsamtools, rtracklayer, SparseArray, Structstrings, TFBSTools, tracktables, tRNA, tRNAscanImport, VariantAnnotation, simMP
Suggests Me IRanges, musicatk
Links To Me Biostrings, CNEr, DECIPHER, kebabs, MatrixRider, pwalign, Rsamtools, rtracklayer, ShortRead, SparseArray, triplex, VariantAnnotation, VariantFiltering
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