[Bioc-sig-seq] rtracklayer and import()ing into GRanges
ivangreg at gmail.com
Wed Aug 4 22:26:01 CEST 2010
I wish I could patch it myself and share it. Unfortunately, my R
proficiency does not descent to such a low programming level.
Please let us know when you get the chance to work on it. I bet that
there are quite a few users that are interested.
On Wed, Aug 4, 2010 at 3:56 PM, Michael Lawrence
<lawrence.michael at gene.com> wrote:
> GRanges support is definitely on the TODO list. Filters are a good idea and
> also on the TODO list, possibly with a chunk size parameter to enable chunk
> I'd love to have the GRanges stuff at least done by the next release.
> Patches welcome, of course :)
> On Wed, Aug 4, 2010 at 8:08 AM, Ivan Gregoretti <ivangreg at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Hello Michael and everyone,
>> Would you please consider adding to import() the capacity to generate
>> a GRanges object rather than the default RangedData object?
>> Wouldn't it be great to be able to import() with filters just like
>> with readAligned()?
>> GRanges is a biology-aware container. When importing large BEDs into
>> R, the current workflow involves creating RangedData first and then
>> converting to GRanges.
>> If the BEDs are really big, holding both objects in memory at any
>> point in time is a hardware challenge.
>> The capacity to filter the input would help in this case and in
>> general it would provide an increase in efficiency.
>> Thank you,
>> Ivan Gregoretti, PhD
>> National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases
>> National Institutes of Health
>> 5 Memorial Dr, Building 5, Room 205.
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