[Bioc-devel] "nearest" & related methods for GRangesList & friends?

Ryan C. Thompson rct at thompsonclan.org
Fri May 23 00:38:35 CEST 2014


I recently found myself in want of a nearest method that handles 
GRangesList objects. Is there any plan to add one? I just want to define 
"nearest" for elements of a GRangesList by the shortest distance between 
any query range and any subject range. Obviously I can do this by 
unlisting the GRangesList, calling nearest, and then post-processing to 
figure out which element of the original GRangesList includes the 
nearest range, but it would be nice to have a function that already does 
this for me.


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