[Bioc-devel] add function to "annotate" package

Stefan McKinnon Høj-Edwards Stefan.Hoj-Edwards at agrsci.dk
Fri Jul 15 17:43:11 CEST 2011

Hi Robert,

I had the same issue as what you describe, so I went ahead and made my own package for it, "AnnotationFuncs". It can be downloaded from BioC. One of the main functions in my package is "translate", which does what you are looking for.

Basically, you example would go like this:

testEntrez <- c("1","10","100","1000")
translate(testEntrez, org.Hs.egSYMBOL)

There are some options, e.g. if you had a list of symbols that you wanted to map to RefSeq IDs; with "translate", it can be done with one line. There are additional examples in the vignette.

Kind regards,

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Date: Wed, 13 Jul 2011 14:47:08 -0400
From: "Robert M. Flight" <rflight79 at gmail.com>
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Subject: [Bioc-devel] add function to "annotate" package
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Would it make sense to add one extra level of convenience to the
"getAnnMap" function in "annotate", that represents what I am sure is
one of the largest number of uses of the bimaps as an environment,
which is getting information about a particular set of genes or other

getAnnotation <- function(id,annPackage,mapID,doUnlist=TRUE){
	annEnv <- getAnnMap(mapID, annPackage, load=TRUE)
  tmpDat <- mget(id, annEnv, ifnotfound=NA)
  if (doUnlist){
  	tmpDat <- unlist(tmpDat, use.names=FALSE)

# simple example, but I do this for a lot of different things frequently
testEntrez <- c("1","10","100","1000")



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