[Bioc-devel] Long-form documentation for DelayedArray?

Hervé Pagès hpages at fredhutch.org
Sun Oct 29 22:45:08 CET 2017

Hi Francesco,

On 10/29/2017 10:10 AM, Francesco Napolitano wrote:
> Hi all,
> packages submitted to Bioconductor are required to include at least
> one vignette. However, it seems that this rule does not hold for some
> core packages, such as HDF5Array and DelayedArray. Is there any
> special reason for this?

Infrastructure packages are not strictly required to have a vignette.
However that doesn't mean they shouldn't have one ;-)

> In particular, I'd like to read more about how to create a backend for
> DelayedArray. Is there any documentation available beyond the
> reference manual?

I'm guilty. I plan to remedy this ASAP. In the mean time I'll be glad
to help. Note that other people are already working (or planning to
work) on other backends:

Backend for remote HDF5 data:


   See issues #1, #2, #3 for some discussion about this.

Backend for GDS files:



> Thank you very much,
> Francesco.
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