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Load and Save Artifacts from File

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Save matrices, arrays and similar objects into file artifacts, and load them back into memory. This is a more portable alternative to serialization of such objects into RDS files. Each artifact is associated with metadata for further interpretation; downstream applications can enrich this metadata with context-specific properties.

Author: Aaron Lun [aut, cre]

Maintainer: Aaron Lun <infinite.monkeys.with.keyboards at gmail.com>

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biocViews DataImport, DataRepresentation, Software
Version 1.2.0
In Bioconductor since BioC 3.17 (R-4.3) (1 year)
License MIT + file LICENSE
Imports methods, BiocGenerics, S4Vectors, DelayedArray(>= 0.27.2), SparseArray, rhdf5, HDF5Array, Matrix, alabaster.base
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Source Package alabaster.matrix_1.2.0.tar.gz
Windows Binary alabaster.matrix_1.2.0.zip
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