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

Category Analysis

Bioconductor version: Development (3.20)

A collection of tools for performing category (gene set enrichment) analysis.

Author: Robert Gentleman [aut], Seth Falcon [ctb], Deepayan Sarkar [ctb], Robert Castelo [ctb], Bioconductor Package Maintainer [cre]

Maintainer: Bioconductor Package Maintainer <maintainer at>

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Using Categories to Analyze Microarray Data PDF R Script
Using Chromosome Bands as Categories PDF R Script
Reference Manual PDF


biocViews Annotation, GO, GeneSetEnrichment, Pathways, Software
Version 2.71.0
In Bioconductor since BioC 1.6 (R-2.1) or earlier (> 19 years)
License Artistic-2.0
Depends methods, stats4, BiocGenerics, AnnotationDbi, Biobase, Matrix
Imports utils, stats, graph, RBGL, GSEABase, genefilter, annotate, DBI
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Suggests EBarrays, ALL, Rgraphviz, RColorBrewer, xtable (>= 1.4-6), hgu95av2.db, KEGGREST, karyoploteR, geneplotter, limma, lattice, RUnit, org.Sc.sgd.db, GOstats, GO.db
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Depends On Me GOstats
Imports Me categoryCompare, GmicR, interactiveDisplay, meshr, miRLAB, phenoTest, scTensor
Suggests Me qpgraph, RnBeads, maGUI
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