Sylvain Mareschal, Ph.D.
Bioinformatics postdoc
March 7, 2014 at 17:16
Rgb 0.8.1
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The "R genome browser" package is dedicated to memory efficient genome browsing strategies (both in scripts and interactive sessions) using the R scripting language. It includes classes and functions to manipulate genomic tracks, and a higher level interactive genome browser.

The package was pre-released for reviewing purpose.

R source package : Rgb_0.8.1.tar.gz
R package for Windows :

Pre-processed human annotation tracks :
  • CCDS exons ("current" at 2013-12-19)
  • DGV CNV (2013-07-23, hg19)
  • NCBI genes ("current" at 2013-12-19, primary assembly only)
  • UCSC cytobands (hg19)

To see Rgb capabilities and obtain precious advices on its usage, please refer to its vignette :

install.packages("", repos=NULL)
vignette(topic="Howto", package="Rgb")