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This is the development version of BiocCheck; for the stable release version, see BiocCheck.

Bioconductor-specific package checks

Bioconductor version: Development (3.20)

BiocCheck guides maintainers through Bioconductor best practicies. It runs Bioconductor-specific package checks by searching through package code, examples, and vignettes. Maintainers are required to address all errors, warnings, and most notes produced.

Author: Bioconductor Package Maintainer [aut], Lori Shepherd [aut], Daniel von Twisk [ctb], Kevin Rue [ctb], Marcel Ramos [aut, cre] , Leonardo Collado-Torres [ctb], Federico Marini [ctb]

Maintainer: Marcel Ramos <marcel.ramos at>

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To install this package, start R (version "4.4") and enter:

if (!require("BiocManager", quietly = TRUE))

# The following initializes usage of Bioc devel


For older versions of R, please refer to the appropriate Bioconductor release.


To view documentation for the version of this package installed in your system, start R and enter:

BiocCheck: Ensuring Bioconductor package guidelines HTML R Script
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biocViews Infrastructure, Software
Version 1.41.5
In Bioconductor since BioC 2.14 (R-3.1) (10.5 years)
License Artistic-2.0
Depends R (>= 4.4.0)
Imports BiocBaseUtils, BiocFileCache, BiocManager, biocViews, callr, codetools, graph, httr2, knitr, methods, rvest, stringdist, tools, utils
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Suggests BiocStyle, devtools, gert, jsonlite, rmarkdown, tinytest, usethis
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Depends On Me
Imports Me AnnotationHubData, gDRstyle
Suggests Me GEOfastq, packFinder, preciseTAD, SpectralTAD, HMP16SData, HMP2Data, scpdata, MainExistingDatasets
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