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MeV+R: using MeV as a graphical user interface for Bioconductor applications in microarray analysis

Department of Microbiology, University of Washington, Seattle, WA 98195, USA.
Genome biology (Impact Factor: 10.47). 07/2008; 9(7):R118. DOI: 10.1186/gb-2008-9-7-r118
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ABSTRACT We present MeV+R, an integration of the JAVA MultiExperiment Viewer program with Bioconductor packages. This integration of MultiExperiment Viewer and R is easily extensible to other R packages and provides users with point and click access to traditionally command line driven tools written in R. We demonstrate the ability to use MultiExperiment Viewer as a graphical user interface for Bioconductor applications in microarray data analysis by incorporating three Bioconductor packages, RAMA, BRIDGE and iterativeBMA.

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