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A package for the analysis of GC-MS metabolite profiling data

Bioconductor version: Release (3.19)

This packages provides a flexible, fast and accurate method for targeted pre-processing of GC-MS data. The user provides a (often very large) set of GC chromatograms and a metabolite library of targets. The package will automatically search those targets in the chromatograms resulting in a data matrix that can be used for further data analysis.

Author: Alvaro Cuadros-Inostroza [aut, cre], Jan Lisec [aut], Henning Redestig [aut], Matt Hannah [aut]

Maintainer: Alvaro Cuadros-Inostroza <acuadros+bioc at>

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


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:

RI correction extra PDF R Script
The TargetSearch Package PDF R Script
Reference Manual PDF


biocViews DecisionTree, ImmunoOncology, MassSpectrometry, Preprocessing, Software
Version 2.6.2
In Bioconductor since BioC 2.4 (R-2.9) (15.5 years)
License GPL (>= 2)
Imports graphics, grDevices, methods, ncdf4, stats, utils, assertthat
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