DOI: 10.18129/B9.bioc.universalmotif    

This is the development version of universalmotif; for the stable release version, see universalmotif.

Import, Modify, and Export Motifs with R

Bioconductor version: Development (3.14)

Allows for importing most common motif types into R for use by functions provided by other Bioconductor motif-related packages. Motifs can be exported into most major motif formats from various classes as defined by other Bioconductor packages. A suite of motif and sequence manipulation and analysis functions are included, including enrichment, comparison, P-value calculation, shuffling, trimming, higher-order motifs, and others.

Author: Benjamin Jean-Marie Tremblay [aut, cre] , Spencer Nystrom [ctb]

Maintainer: Benjamin Jean-Marie Tremblay <benjamin.tremblay at uwaterloo.ca>

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PDF R Script Introduction to "universalmotif"
PDF R Script Introduction to sequence motifs
PDF R Script Motif comparisons and P-values
PDF R Script Motif import, export, and manipulation
PDF R Script Sequence manipulation and scanning
PDF   Reference Manual
Text   NEWS


biocViews DataImport, GeneRegulation, MotifAnnotation, MotifDiscovery, Software
Version 1.11.17
In Bioconductor since BioC 3.8 (R-3.5) (3 years)
License GPL-3
Depends R (>= 3.5.0)
Imports methods, stats, utils, MASS, ggplot2, yaml, IRanges, Rcpp, Biostrings, BiocGenerics, S4Vectors, rlang, grid
LinkingTo Rcpp, RcppThread
Suggests spelling, knitr, bookdown, TFBSTools, rmarkdown, MotifDb, testthat, BiocParallel, seqLogo, motifStack, dplyr, ape, ggtree, processx, ggseqlogo, cowplot, GenomicRanges, ggbio
Enhances PWMEnrich, rGADEM
URL https://bioconductor.org/packages/universalmotif/
BugReports https://github.com/bjmt/universalmotif/issues
Depends On Me
Imports Me circRNAprofiler, memes
Suggests Me spiky
Links To Me
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