[Bioc-devel] Updated annotation data for TESTING

Robert Gentleman rgentlem at fhcrc.org
Wed Sep 7 15:52:06 CEST 2005

Hi Aedin,
   These are all good suggestions. Do you happen to have code, or 
explicit instructions on how to obtain platform (ArrayExpress or GEO) in 
an automated fashion? It seems like it could be pretty time consuming to 
do this by hand.

   best wishes,

Aedin wrote:
> Dear Seth
> I know this can be inferred from the package name. But to make it easier
> to browse the packages, would it be possible to a add a few description
> columns to the metadata webpage.  
> For example Organism/Species, platform (Affymetrix/ABI/Agilent/MWG etc),
> type (microarray/CGH etc) and perhaps the number of spots/probes. Also
> perhaps a platform (ArrayExpress or GEO) accession number.  This would
> make it a lot easier to browse and find a specific annotation package.  
> Perhaps the simplest to implement would be to include an additional chip
> name similar to the resourcerer chip names
> (http://biocomp.dfci.harvard.edu/cgi-bin/magic/r1.pl).
> Thanks
> Aedin
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