[Bioc-devel] EnMCB reduce dependencies

Vincent Carey @tvjc @end|ng |rom ch@nn|ng@h@rv@rd@edu
Fri May 21 12:04:06 CEST 2021

IlluminaHumanMethylation450kanno.ilmn12.hg19 is primarily
a collection of data.frames isn't it?  I notice that the
Illum...anno... package itself depends on minfi, which seems
unnecessary.  But perhaps Kasper will comment.

On Fri, May 21, 2021 at 5:32 AM xin wwa <whirlsyu using gmail.com> wrote:

> Dear Bioconductor team,
> Hi, thank you for reading my email.
> Our package has too many dependencies.
> Therefore, we may want to reduce dependencies.
> The main reason is that we use
> minfi::getAnnotation("IlluminaHumanMethylation450kanno.ilmn12.hg19"). And
> minfi package we used has lots of dependencies.
> This is only an annotation table that contains some probe information.
> Is there a way to load the annotation file independent of minfi package?
> Thanks in advance. Any help is appreciated!
> Regards,
> Xin Yu
> Ph.D. student of Biomedical Informatics
> College of Bioinformatics - Huazhong Agricultural University
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> yuxin using webmail.hzau.edu.cn
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