AnnBuilder specifications


Unique identifier OMICS_15640
Name AnnBuilder
Software type Package/Module
Interface Command line interface
Restrictions to use None
Input format XML
Operating system Unix/Linux, Mac OS, Windows
Programming languages R
License GNU Lesser General Public License version 3.0
Computer skills Advanced
Version 1.14.0
Stability Stable
methods, Biobase, XML, annotate, utils
Maintained Yes




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  • person_outline Jianhua Zhang

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Cross species and cross platform gene expression studies with the Bioconductor compliant R package 'annotationTools'

BMC Bioinformatics
PMCID: 2267709
PMID: 18201381
DOI: 10.1186/1471-2105-9-26

[…] data packages, which are compilations of biological information obtained from various databases for probe sets of particular microarray formats. These meta-data packages are prepared with the package annBuilder and can be obtained from the Bioconductor website []. They can be subsequently queried with special functions available through the package annotate. Another Bioconductor solution is provid […]


Linking microarray reporters with protein functions

BMC Bioinformatics
PMCID: 2140066
PMID: 17897448
DOI: 10.1186/1471-2105-8-360

[…] databases to each other using a reference ID [-]. A few examples of these tools are the Database for Annotation, Visualization and Integrated Discovery (DAVID) [] and the Annotation Builder Library (AnnBuilder) present in the BioConductor module of R [,], where the user has to supply a list of specific gene identifiers which will then be further linked towards other databases. If the gene identif […]

AnnBuilder institution(s)
Department of Biostatistical Science, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA, USA; Channing Laboratory, Boston, MA, USA
AnnBuilder funding source(s)
This work was supported by the High Tech Industry Multidisciplinary Research Fund at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute.

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