[Bioc-devel] Updating biocViews of your package
keith at wehi.EDU.AU
Thu Mar 19 04:27:44 CET 2009
Whilst checking my affylmGUI and limmaGUI packages, I noticed that there is an
inconsistency in the BiocViews page at:
and the list of BiocView categories at:
You have used the BiocViews entry from the limma package DESCRIPTION file as an
example. In particular:
biocViews: Microarray, OneChannel, TwoChannel, DataImport, QualityControl,
Preprocessing, Statistics, DifferentialExpression, MultipleComparisons, TimeCourse
It includes the term "Statistics". However from my viewing of the list of terms
on the index page mentioned above, there is not a Statistics term.
Should there still be a Statistics term in BiocViews (as there used to be)?
Gordon doesn't have a problem in changing his limma DESCRIPTION file if that's
what you would like,
The Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research
Nishant Gopalakrishnan wrote:
> 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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