[Bioc-devel] Updating biocViews of your package

Nishant Gopalakrishnan ngopalak at fhcrc.org
Thu Feb 5 22:41:54 CET 2009

Dear Bioconductor developers,

We have been reviewing the cataloging of Bioconductor packages to ensure
that new users can easily identify packages that meet their
requirements. biocViews is a categorization system that helps users
navigate the growing collection of packages in Bioconductor. The
biocViews field in the DESCRIPTION file of each package determines the
views under which each package appears in.

The Bioconductor task views can be found at


The views provided by biocViews integrate the software, annotation data
and experiment data repositories provided by Bioconductor, thereby
helping users identify packages that best suit their requirements.

With the Bioconductor 2.3 release, we have updated the list of biocViews
The updated list can be found at


With the upcoming release of Bioconductor 2.4, we would like to
encourage use of appropriate biocViews. We request all package
maintainers to update their package DESCRIPTION files with updated
biocViews terms most appropriate for their package.

If you have additional questions, please contact us by posting to the
bioc-devel mailing list.  We will be glad to help.

Thanks in advance for your time and effort,

The Bioconductor core team

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