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

Lipid Shorthand Name Parsing and Normalization

Bioconductor version: Development (3.20)

The R implementation for the Grammar of Succint Lipid Nomenclature parses different short hand notation dialects for lipid names. It normalizes them to a standard name. It further provides calculated monoisotopic masses and sum formulas for each successfully parsed lipid name and supplements it with LIPID MAPS Category and Class information. Also, the structural level and further structural details about the head group, fatty acyls and functional groups are returned, where applicable.

Author: Nils Hoffmann [aut, cre] , Dominik Kopczynski [aut]

Maintainer: Nils Hoffmann <nils.hoffmann at>

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biocViews Lipidomics, MassSpectrometry, Metabolomics, Normalization, Preprocessing, Software
Version 1.9.0
In Bioconductor since BioC 3.15 (R-4.2) (2 years)
License MIT + file LICENSE
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