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beachmat bindings for HDF5-backed matrices

Bioconductor version: Development (3.19)

Extends beachmat to support initialization of tatami matrices from HDF5-backed arrays. This allows C++ code in downstream packages to directly call the HDF5 C/C++ library to access array data, without the need for block processing via DelayedArray. Some utilities are also provided for direct creation of an in-memory tatami matrix from a HDF5 file.

Author: Aaron Lun [aut, cre]

Maintainer: Aaron Lun <infinite.monkeys.with.keyboards at gmail.com>

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biocViews DataImport, DataRepresentation, Infrastructure, Software
Version 1.1.0
In Bioconductor since BioC 3.18 (R-4.3) (< 6 months)
License GPL-3
Imports methods, beachmat, HDF5Array, DelayedArray, Rcpp
System Requirements C++17, GNU make
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Suggests testthat, BiocStyle, knitr, rmarkdown, rhdf5, Matrix
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