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Representing Different Biological Sets

Bioconductor version: Release (3.19)

BiocSet displays different biological sets in a triple tibble format. These three tibbles are `element`, `set`, and `elementset`. The user has the abilty to activate one of these three tibbles to perform common functions from the dplyr package. Mapping functionality and accessing web references for elements/sets are also available in BiocSet.

Author: Kayla Morrell [aut, cre], Martin Morgan [aut], Kevin Rue-Albrecht [ctb], LluĂ­s Revilla Sancho [ctb]

Maintainer: Kayla Morrell <kayla.morrell16 at>

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


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:

BiocSet: Representing Element Sets in the Tidyverse HTML R Script
Reference Manual PDF


biocViews GO, GeneExpression, KEGG, Software
Version 1.18.0
In Bioconductor since BioC 3.10 (R-3.6) (4.5 years)
License Artistic-2.0
Depends R (>= 3.6), dplyr
Imports methods, tibble, utils, rlang, plyr, S4Vectors, BiocIO, AnnotationDbi, KEGGREST, ontologyIndex, tidyr
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Suggests GSEABase, airway,, DESeq2, limma, BiocFileCache, GO.db, testthat, knitr, rmarkdown, BiocStyle
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Imports Me CBEA, sparrow
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Source Package BiocSet_1.18.0.tar.gz
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