[Bioc-devel] SQLite databases (was [BioC] getting Locus Link ids from gene symbol])

Sean Davis sdavis2 at mail.nih.gov
Mon Jun 11 14:52:35 CEST 2007

Now that RSQLite and DBI are really beginning to merge with Bioconductor
tools, does it make sense to think about building data sources (SQLite
databases) as a base for further development?  As an example, might it
make sense to include all of the data available at the Entrez Gene ftp
site as a database file?  Does a repository of such database files (and
possibly supporting files) make sense?  Making such files is pretty
straightforward, but what makes the most sense for distribution?  A full
package with accessors, etc?  A simple sqlite file?  Something in between?

I may be asking questions for which the answers are already
known/decided, but it would be good to know anyway.


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