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An R interface to the Ontology Lookup Service

Bioconductor version: Development (3.0)

This package allows to query EBI's Ontology Lookup Service (OLS) using Simple Object Access Protocol (SOAP).

Author: Laurent Gatto <lg390 at>

Maintainer: Laurent Gatto <lg390 at>

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biocViews Annotation, GO, MassSpectrometry, Software
Version 1.7.1
In Bioconductor since BioC 2.11 (R-2.15)
License GPL-2
Depends methods
Imports XML, XMLSchema (>= 0.6.0), SSOAP (>= 0.8.0), Biobase, utils
Suggests xtable, GO.db, knitr (>= 1.1.0), BiocStyle
System Requirements
Depends On Me
Imports Me
Suggests Me MSnbase, RforProteomics

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