rtracklayer: an R package for interfacing with genome browsers

Bioinformatics. 2009 Jul 15;25(14):1841-2. doi: 10.1093/bioinformatics/btp328. Epub 2009 May 25.


Summary: The rtracklayer package supports the integration of existing genome browsers with experimental data analyses performed in R. The user may (i) transfer annotation tracks to and from a genome browser and (ii) create and manipulate browser views to focus on a particular set of annotations in a specific genomic region. Currently, the UCSC genome browser is supported.

Availability: The package is freely available from http://www.bioconductor.org/. A quick-start vignette is included with the package.

Publication types

  • Research Support, N.I.H., Extramural

MeSH terms

  • Databases, Genetic
  • Genome*
  • Genomics / methods*
  • Software*
  • User-Computer Interface