[Bioc-devel] RFC for a container for ChIP-chip data

Seth Falcon sfalcon at fhcrc.org
Thu Oct 12 16:34:43 CEST 2006

Vincent Carey 525-2265 <stvjc at channing.harvard.edu> writes:
> Rafa and Benilton directed me to their TilingFeatureSet class which
> will cover the tiling case.  As you note the Harbison example is
> different and I do not want to steal the ChIPset name for this
> possibly outmoded approach.  maybe nonTilingChIPset?  

I don't have a concrete suggestion, but a non-non name might be more
helpful.  <teasing>Since, for example, it is also a

> I don't know how many exemplars we may want to have of this kind of
> data, so I don't want to sweat it too much.
> If no one anticipates multiple exemplars of this kind of data, we
> could just use ExpressionSet and live with the terminologic abuse.

If the only benefit of a new class is new names and if you will want
to apply the same computations, then you really are just making work.
Make a new class _if_ the existing methods (thinking machine learning,
etc) that operate on exprs() are not going to make sense and need

My $0.02

+ seth

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