This package provides a high-level R interface to CoreArray Genomic Data Structure (GDS) data files, which are portable across platforms with hierarchical structure to store multiple scalable array-oriented data sets with metadata information. It is suited for large-scale datasets, especially for data which are much larger than the available random-access memory. The gdsfmt package offers the efficient operations specifically designed for integers of less than 8 bits, since a diploid genotype, like single-nucleotide polymorphism (SNP), usually occupies fewer bits than a byte. Data compression and decompression are available with relatively efficient random access. It is also allowed to read a GDS file in parallel with multiple R processes supported by the package parallel.
|Author||Xiuwen Zheng [aut, cre], Stephanie Gogarten [ctb], Jean-loup Gailly and Mark Adler [ctb] (for the included zlib sources), Yann Collet [ctb] (for the included LZ4 sources), xz contributors (for the included liblzma sources)|
|Bioconductor views||DataImport Infrastructure Software|
|Maintainer||Xiuwen Zheng <[email protected]>|
|Package repository||View on GitHub|
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