[Bioc-devel] [BioC] Human Affymetrix Exon microarrays

Martin Morgan mtmorgan at fhcrc.org
Wed Oct 27 00:38:20 CEST 2010

On 10/26/2010 01:14 PM, Wolfgang Huber wrote:
> [cc-ed to bioc-devel since it requires Seattle people comment, and might
> be interesting for other developers.]
> Oct/26/10 4:10 PM, Ernest Turro wrote:
>> Hi,
>> ... my R package mmbgx ...includes
>> pre-defined probe-probeset mappings obtained from X:Map, which makes
>> it too big for Bioconductor (135MB). ... It's available from
>> http://bgx.org.uk/software/mmbgx.html .
> Hi Ernest
> there is a mechanism for "data" packages, outside the better-known
> "software" section, exactly for cases such as yours. E.g. the 'CCl4'
> package is ~100 MB:
> http://www.bioconductor.org/packages/release/data/experiment/html/CCl4.html
> and 'davidTiling' is afaIr even six times larger.
> For several reasons, it is good to separate such a big dataset, and the
> code that uses it, each into their own package - not least because the
> code package can then be updated without re-downloading the data that
> presumably are more stable.
> I've just failed to locate the instructions on the website (*) for how
> to submit such a data package - perhaps someone (from Seattle?) can advise?

I added a short section


mentioning different package types, indicating that, other than space,
the requirements are the same as for software packages, and  that for
additional information the interested developer should see


Hope that's helpful,


> (*) I looked here:
> http://www.bioconductor.org/developers/package-submission
> http://www.bioconductor.org/developers/index.html
>     Best wishes
>     Wolfgang
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