Get An Assay Description

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Description

PubChem stores a number of pieces of information for each bio-assay. These include the description of the assay, related comments as well as type information (name, units, description) for the extra columns in the assay data.

This method accesses the description information and extracts a subset of that available.

Usage

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Arguments

aid

A valid assay ID. This can be obtained using find.assay.id if not already known

Value

A list object with the following named components

assay.desc

A short description of the assay

assay.comments

A list of comments for the assay

types

A matrix with 3 columns. The first column is the name of the assay specific columns. The second column contains the descriptions of each assay specific column. The final column lists the units for each of the assay specific columns. In case an assay column is unitless, the value of the unit for that column is NA

Author(s)

Rajarshi Guha rajarshi.guha@gmail.com

See Also

find.assay.id, get.assay