Search for Assay ID's

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Description

PubChem allows one to obtain the ID's of bio-assays that match a search string. This function uses the Entrez interface to supply a query string and return the ID's of matching bio-assays

Usage

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find.assay.id(query, quiet=TRUE)

Arguments

query

A character string containing the query

quiet

If FALSE the output is verbose

Value

A numeric vector containing the ID's that match the search query

Author(s)

Rajarshi Guha rajarshi.guha@gmail.com

See Also

get.assay.desc, get.assay

Examples

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## Not run: 
## find assay ID's related to yeast
aids <- find.assay.id('yeast')

## get the description of the first 10 assays
descs <- lapply( lapply(as.list(aids[1:10]), get.assay.desc), function(x)
x$assay.desc )

## End(Not run)