[Bioc-devel] KEGGREST package is available in devel

Dan Tenenbaum dtenenba at fhcrc.org
Mon Jan 14 21:41:45 CET 2013

Hi Bioconductors,

The KEGGREST package is now available in devel (Bioconductor 2.12).


KEGGREST is intended to replace the KEGGSOAP package, which is now deprecated.
KEGGSOAP does not work since KEGG shut down its SOAP server at the end
of 2012. Information about the transition from SOAP to REST is here:


KEGGREST is designed to closely follow the KEGG REST API which is
documented here:


The REST interface is simpler and in some ways more powerful than the
old SOAP interface.
However, there is some functionality in the SOAP API which KEGG did
not port to the REST API.

KEGGREST is in devel, which means it is still subject to change.

We welcome feedback about this package.


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