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Illumina methylation array analysis for large experiments

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Methods for working with Illumina arrays using gdsfmt.

Author: Tyler J. Gorrie-Stone [aut], Ayden Saffari [aut], Karim Malki [aut], Leonard C. Schalkwyk [cre, aut]

Maintainer: Leonard C. Schalkwyk <lschal at essex.ac.uk>

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biocViews CpGIsland, DNAMethylation, DataImport, MethylationArray, Microarray, Preprocessing, QualityControl, Software, TwoChannel
Version 1.29.0
In Bioconductor since BioC 3.4 (R-3.3) (7.5 years)
License GPL-3
Depends R (>= 3.3), wateRmelon(>= 1.25.0), gdsfmt(>= 1.0.4), methods, minfi(>= 1.21.0), Biobase, methylumi
Imports stats, utils, GEOquery, graphics, BiocGenerics, illuminaio
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Suggests BiocGenerics, RUnit, BiocStyle, minfiData, parallel, IlluminaHumanMethylation450kanno.ilmn12.hg19, IlluminaHumanMethylationEPICanno.ilm10b2.hg19, bumphunter
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