[Bioc-devel] annotation data in package
sejjmba at ucl.ac.uk
Mon Nov 2 17:15:33 CET 2009
I am maintaining a package (rHVDM) and I have the following problem.
One of the commands in the package needs as input, plattform-specific
data. I started by putting the plattform-specific data in the data
directory of the package but this required, on the part of the user,
to load the data first (with a command data(...)) prior to using the
command. In a bid to avoid that step I have embedded the relevant
tables directly in one of the .R files. However this is not terribly
elegant, if not completely wrong from a programming point of view.
Moreover, these tables will be growing in size which makes the
present situation even more shaky.
So, is there a way, upon loading the package to automatically load
these data too, and how? (for example, the affy package recognizes
the main affy chips).
In advance, many thanks
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