[Bioc-sig-seq] RangedData versus GenomicRanges/GRanges

Janet Young jayoung at fhcrc.org
Fri Oct 29 03:25:16 CEST 2010


I've been on a long long vacation, so I'm a bit more out of the loop  
than I usually am.

I've been using RangedData a lot in my code until now to represent  
sets of genomic regions spread over multiple chromosomes, and I've  
just realized that GenomicRanges has a lot of the same characteristics.

I wanted to ask you all
- whether RangedData and GenomicRanges are pretty much equivalent, or  
if there are functions that exist for one but not the other?
- whether I can use pretty much the same code and functions if I  
switch everything over to use GenomicRanges?
- are there subtle differences I should be careful of if I make the  

thanks very much,

Janet Young


Dr. Janet Young (Trask lab)

Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
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P.O. Box 19024, Seattle, WA 98109-1024, USA.

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