RangedSelection-class: Selection of ranges and columns

Description Details Constructor Coercion Accessors Author(s) Examples

Description

A RangedSelection represents a query against a table of interval data in terms of ranges and column names. The ranges select any table row with an overlapping interval. Note that the intervals are always returned, even if no columns are selected.

Details

Traditionally, tabular data structures have supported the subset function, which allows one to select a subset of the rows and columns from the table. In that case, the rows and columns are specified by two separate arguments. As querying interval data sources, especially those external to R, such as binary indexed files and databases, is increasingly common, there is a need to encapsulate the row and column specifications into a single data structure, mostly for the sake of interface cleanliness. The RangedSelection class fills that role.

Constructor

RangedSelection(ranges = RangesList(), colnames = character()): Constructors a RangedSelection with the given ranges and colnames.

Coercion

as(from, "RangedSelection"): Coerces from to a RangedSelection object. Typically, from is a RangesList, the ranges of which become the ranges in the new RangedSelection.

Accessors

In the code snippets below, x is always a RangedSelection.

ranges(x), ranges(x) <- value: Gets or sets the ranges, a RangesList, that select rows with overlapping intervals.

colnames(x), colnames(x) <- value: Gets the names, a character vector, indicating the columns.

Author(s)

Michael Lawrence

Examples

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  rl <- RangesList(chr1 = IRanges(c(1, 5), c(3, 6)))

  RangedSelection(rl)
  as(rl, "RangedSelection") # same as above

  RangedSelection(rl, "score")

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