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

Collection of simple tools for learning about Bioconductor Packages

Bioconductor version: Development (3.20)

Bioconductor has a rich ecosystem of metadata around packages, usage, and build status. This package is a simple collection of functions to access that metadata from R. The goal is to expose metadata for data mining and value-added functionality such as package searching, text mining, and analytics on packages.

Author: Shian Su [aut, ctb], Lori Shepherd [ctb], Marcel Ramos [aut, ctb] , Felix G.M. Ernst [ctb], Jennifer Wokaty [ctb], Charlotte Soneson [ctb], Martin Morgan [ctb], Vince Carey [ctb], Sean Davis [aut, cre]

Maintainer: Sean Davis <seandavi at>

Citation (from within R, enter citation("BiocPkgTools")):


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:

Overview of BiocPkgTools HTML R Script
Reference Manual PDF


biocViews Infrastructure, Software
Version 1.23.1
In Bioconductor since BioC 3.8 (R-3.5) (5.5 years)
License MIT + file LICENSE
Depends htmlwidgets
Imports BiocFileCache, BiocManager, biocViews, tibble, magrittr, methods, rlang, stringr, stats, rvest, dplyr, xml2, readr, httr, htmltools, DT, tools, utils, igraph, jsonlite, gh, RBGL, graph, rorcid
System Requirements mailsend-go
Bug Reports
See More
Suggests BiocStyle, knitr, rmarkdown, testthat, tm, lubridate, networkD3, visNetwork, clipr, blastula, kableExtra, DiagrammeR, SummarizedExperiment
Linking To
Depends On Me
Imports Me
Suggests Me rworkflows
Links To Me
Build Report Build Report

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Follow Installation instructions to use this package in your R session.

Source Package BiocPkgTools_1.23.1.tar.gz
Windows Binary
macOS Binary (x86_64) BiocPkgTools_1.23.1.tgz
macOS Binary (arm64) BiocPkgTools_1.23.1.tgz
Source Repository git clone
Source Repository (Developer Access) git clone
Bioc Package Browser
Package Short Url
Package Downloads Report Download Stats