[BioC] Looking for R package for Nimblegen expression data
techsupport_muphoff at nimblegen.com
Fri Feb 2 21:33:59 CET 2007
Todd forwarded this message onto Technical Support. In technical support we
try our best to address all of the emails, phone calls, and voicemail
messages that we get within 24 hours.
I searched the Tech Support Inbox and check the all of our voicemail boxes,
including the phone of the person that is out of the office this week, and I
did not find any message from Dr. De Las Heras from the University of
Edinburgh. However, I have been in contact with Xinxia from Seattle
Biomedical Research Institute a number of times with week via both email and
Please let me know if there is anything that I can help you with.
NimbleGen Technical Support
From: Todd Richmond [mailto:todd at nimblegen.com]
Sent: Friday, February 02, 2007 9:07 AM
To: J.delasHeras at ed.ac.uk
Cc: xinxia.peng at sbri.org; bioconductor at stat.math.ethz.ch;
todd at nimblegen.com; techsupport at nimblegen.com
Subject: Re: [BioC] Looking for R package for Nimblegen expression data
I'm sorry to hear that you've had problems getting help from our Technical
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On 7:21:36 02/02/07 J.delasHeras at ed.ac.uk wrote:
> Hi Todd,
> it's good to see a reply from Nimblegen here.
> I tried repeatedly to get info from Tech Services regarding our
> arrays and I got absolute silence for response.
> A colleague of mine had a similar experience, but she kept insisting
> and eventually she was given the email of Michael Hogan, who was very
> good, it must be said.
> Commenting these issues with other people in Holland I found I wasn't
> the only one feeling Nimblegen's support is "patchy". Eventually you
> can get through to somebody who will be helpful, but you have to
> So, my question is... can you suggest what's the best way to contact
> Nimblegen (either Support or Tech Services) and get an answer?
> Emailing through the forms on the website led me nowhere in the past.
> Quoting Todd Richmond <todd at nimblegen.com>:
> > Hi Xinxia,
> > With apologies to Benilton, XYS files are not yet part of the
> > standard deliverables from our service lab. However, you can
> > request them from Tech Services and they will provide them for any
> > recent order.
> > Regards,
> > Todd
> > Xinxia Peng wrote:
> >> I was told by Nimblegen that the XYS file is not always available
> >> for expression data. Any suggestions?
> >> Thanks,
> >> Xinxia
> >> -----Original Message-----
> >> From: Benilton Carvalho [mailto:bcarvalh at jhsph.edu]
> >> Sent: Monday, January 29, 2007 10:00 AM
> >> To: Xinxia Peng
> >> Cc: bioconductor at stat.math.ethz.ch
> >> Subject: Re: [BioC] Looking for R package for Nimblegen
> >> expression data
> >> Yes, my bad not mentioning that... it's in the devel branch and
> >> it does requires R-2.5.0.
> >> b
> >> On Jan 29, 2007, at 12:58 PM, Xinxia Peng wrote:
> >>> Great. Is it the devel package? It seems that it needs R 2.5.0?
> >>> Xinxia
> >>> -----Original Message-----
> >>> From: Benilton Carvalho [mailto:bcarvalh at jhsph.edu]
> >>> Sent: Monday, January 29, 2007 9:49 AM
> >>> To: Xinxia Peng
> >>> Cc: bioconductor at stat.math.ethz.ch
> >>> Subject: Re: [BioC] Looking for R package for Nimblegen
> >>> expression data
> >>> The oligo package handles those, and you'll need to use the
> >>> makePlatformDesign package to build the data pkg required for
> >>> analysis.
> >>> The following might be helpful:
> >>> http://www.bioconductor.org/workshops/2006/BioC2006/labs/bcarvalh
> >>> o/
> >>> tutorial-slides.pdf
> >>> and contact me if you need any help regarding this, given that
> >>> the documentation is not ready.
> >>> b
> >>> On Jan 29, 2007, at 12:18 PM, Xinxia Peng wrote:
> >>>> Hello,
> >>>> Could someone suggest a R package for handling Nimblegen
> >>>> expression arrays?
> >>>> Thanks,
> >>>> Xinxia
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