[Bioc-devel] Announcement of a new package called bacon

Martin Morgan martin.morgan at roswellpark.org
Thu Jun 9 16:09:51 CEST 2016

On 06/09/2016 10:06 AM, James W. MacDonald wrote:
> You should post this on the support site (https://support.bioconductor.org),
> using the 'News' item description. This bioc-devel is intended for
> discussion of issues with development of packages, not really for
> announcing new packages.

actually the email to developers on package acceptance encourages them 
to post to bioc-devel.

I think the rationale was that the package is only available in devel, 
so advertising on the support site would just lead to disappointment.

Open to revised policies / suggestions, though.


> Jim
> On Thu, Jun 9, 2016 at 9:37 AM, Maarten van Iterson <mviterson at gmail.com>
> wrote:
>> Dear list,
>> I would like to introduce the package bacon that has been added to
>> bioconductor just before the release of version 3.3.
>> bacon can be used to estimate and control for bias and inflation often
>> present in epigenome- and transcriptome-wide association
>> studies(EWAS/TWAS). The idea behind bacon is to estimate the empirical null
>> distribution from the data (using Bayesian statistics) and use the
>> empirical null i.s.o. a theoretical null for inference. Bacon supports
>> bias- and inflation-controlled fixed-effect meta-analysis that can be
>> executed in parallel. A manuscript is available from biorxiv (
>> http://biorxiv.org/content/early/2016/05/27/055772).
>> Kind regards,
>> Maarten van Iterson
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