12.2 R contrib

All other packages:

As of March 2021*


Set of R packages specialized in the analysis of bioinformatics data.

Bioconductor supports most types of genomics and NGS data (e.g. limma, DESeq2, BayesPeak) and integrates:

  • Specific data classes (e.g. Granges from GenomicRanges)
  • Integrates command line tools (e.g Rsamtools)
  • Annotation tools (e.g. biomaRt)

There are different types of Bioconductor packages:

  • Software: set of functions
    • e.g. DESeq2 (NGS data analysis)
  • Annotation: annotation of specific arrays, organisms, events, etc.
    • e.g. BSgenome.Hsapiens.UCSC.hg38
  • Experiment: data that can be loaded and used
    • e.g. ALL (acute lymphoblastic leukemia dataset)