[Bioc-devel] KEGGREST package is available in devel

Kozo Nishida knishida at riken.jp
Wed Jan 16 22:00:48 CET 2013

Hi Dan,

Thank you for developing this KEGGREST package, this package is very helpful.

By the way, I have developed my own KEGGREST package for the same
purpose as your KEGGREST.

I would like to contribute your KEGGREST package.
Is there github's pull request-like system in bioc devel?


> Hi Bioconductors,
> The KEGGREST package is now available in devel (Bioconductor 2.12).
> http://www.bioconductor.org/packages/devel/bioc/html/KEGGREST.html
> 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:
> http://www.genome.jp/kegg/soap/
> KEGGREST is designed to closely follow the KEGG REST API which is
> documented here:
> http://www.kegg.jp/kegg/docs/keggapi.html
> 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.
> Thanks,
> Dan

Kozo Nishida
knishida at riken.jp

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