The genbankr package is part of the Bioconductor ecosystem of R packages. As such, it's primary splash page - including continuous integration and testing badges - can be found here.


genbankr is a package which provides utilities to parse GenBank and GenPept files into data structures which integrate with the Bioconductor ecosystem.


This package depends on the Bioconductor ecosystem of R packages. If you already have a version of Bioconductor (>=3.3) installed, you can do gthe following:


If you do not currently have the Bioconductor core machinery installed, you can get the current or release version like so:

if (!requireNamespace("BiocManager", quietly=TRUE))

for release and

if (!requireNamespace("BiocManager", quietly=TRUE))
BiocManager::install(version = "devel")

For devel.

After doing one of the above (once), you can install genbankr as above, via


Note that Bioconductor is a sychronized development and release platform, so release and development versions of Bioconductor packages cannot be safely mixed in the same package (installation) library. Use switchr or direct .libPaths management to maintain multiple side-by-side installations if necessary.

To install directly from github (this will generally not be necessary unless you intend to contribute to genbankr's development), do

if (!requireNamespace("BiocManager", quietly=TRUE))
BiocManager::install(version = "devel")

The Bioconductor development repository will contain the latest development version of genbankr which has passed testing (lagged by about a day).

Code of Conduct

This project operates under the Contributor Covenenant Code of Coduct see here

Package Affiliations

The genbankr package is a part of the Bioconductor and rOpenSci projects.

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genbankr documentation built on Nov. 1, 2018, 3:56 a.m.