[Bioc-devel] Announcement of a new package called bacon
James W. MacDonald
jmacdon at uw.edu
Thu Jun 9 16:29:18 CEST 2016
I agree, but bacon is part of release. As Maarten said "
*I would like to introduce the package bacon that has been added
tobioconductor just before the release of version 3.3." *
On Thu, Jun 9, 2016 at 10:09 AM, Martin Morgan <
martin.morgan at roswellpark.org> wrote:
> On 06/09/2016 10:06 AM, James W. MacDonald wrote:
>> You should post this on the support site (
>> 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.
>> On Thu, Jun 9, 2016 at 9:37 AM, Maarten van Iterson <mviterson at gmail.com>
>> 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
>>> 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 (
>>> Kind regards,
>>> Maarten van Iterson
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