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Bioconductor: open software development for computational biology and bioinformatics
Genome Biology (2004)
  • Robert C. Gentleman
  • Vincent J. Carey
  • Douglas M. Bates
  • Ben Bolstad
  • Marcel Dettling
  • Sandrine Dudoit
  • Byron Ellis
  • Laurent Gautier
  • Yongchao Ge
  • Jeff Gentry
  • Kurt Hornik
  • Torsten Hothorn
  • Wolfgang Huber
  • Stefano Iacus
  • Rafael Irizarry
  • Friedrich Leisch
  • Cheng Li
  • Martin Maechler
  • Anthony J. Rossini
  • Gunther Sawitzki
  • Colin Smith
  • Gordon Smyth
  • Luke Tierney
  • Jean Y. H. Yang
  • Jianhua Zhang
The Bioconductor project is an initiative for the collaborative creation of extensible software for computational biology and bioinformatics. The goals of the project include: fostering collaborative development and widespread use of innovative software, reducing barriers to entry into interdisciplinary scientific research, and promoting the achievement of remote reproducibility of research results. We describe details of our aims and methods, identify current challenges, compare Bioconductor to other open bioinformatics projects, and provide working examples.
Publication Date
September, 2004
Citation Information
Robert C. Gentleman, Vincent J. Carey, Douglas M. Bates, Ben Bolstad, et al.. "Bioconductor: open software development for computational biology and bioinformatics" Genome Biology Vol. 5 Iss. 10 (2004)
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