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TCGAbiolinks - An R/Bioconductor package for integrative analysis with TCGA data

TCGAbiolinks is able to access The National Cancer Institute (NCI) Genomic Data Commons (GDC) thorough its GDC Application Programming Interface (API) to search, download and prepare relevant data for analysis in R.

Installation from GitHub

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Installation from Bioconductor

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Docker image

TCGAbiolinks is available as Docker image (self-contained environments that contain everything needed to run the software), which can be easily run on Mac OS, Windows and Linux systems.

This PDF show how to install and execute the image.

The image can be obtained from Docker Hub:

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TCGAbiolinks documentation built on Nov. 8, 2020, 5:37 p.m.