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Forge BSgenome data packages

Bioconductor version: Release (3.19)

A set of tools to forge BSgenome data packages. Supersedes the old seed-based tools from the BSgenome software package. This package allows the user to create a BSgenome data package in one function call, simplifying the old seed-based process.

Author: Hervé Pagès [aut, cre], Atuhurira Kirabo Kakopo [aut], Emmanuel Chigozie Elendu [ctb], Prisca Chidimma Maduka [ctb]

Maintainer: Hervé Pagès <hpages.on.github at>

Citation (from within R, enter citation("BSgenomeForge")):


To install this package, start R (version "4.4") and enter:

if (!require("BiocManager", quietly = TRUE))


For older versions of R, please refer to the appropriate Bioconductor release.


To view documentation for the version of this package installed in your system, start R and enter:

A quick introduction to the BSgenomeForge package HTML R Script
Advanced BSgenomeForge usage PDF R Script
Reference Manual PDF


biocViews Alignment, Annotation, DataImport, DataRepresentation, GenomeAnnotation, GenomeAssembly, Infrastructure, SequenceMatching, Sequencing, Software
Version 1.4.0
In Bioconductor since BioC 3.17 (R-4.3) (1 year)
License Artistic-2.0
Depends R (>= 4.3.0), methods, BiocGenerics, IRanges, GenomeInfoDb(>= 1.33.17), Biostrings, BSgenome
Imports utils, stats, Biobase, S4Vectors, GenomicRanges, BiocIO, rtracklayer
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Suggests GenomicFeatures, Rsamtools, testthat, knitr, rmarkdown, BiocStyle, devtools, BSgenome.Celegans.UCSC.ce2
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