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This package is for version 3.18 of Bioconductor. This package has been removed from Bioconductor. For the last stable, up-to-date release version, see plethy.

R framework for exploration and analysis of respirometry data

Bioconductor version: Release (3.18)

This package provides the infrastructure and tools to import, query and perform basic analysis of whole body plethysmography and metabolism data. Currently support is limited to data derived from Buxco respirometry instruments as exported by their FinePointe software.

Author: Daniel Bottomly [aut, cre], Marty Ferris [ctb], Beth Wilmot [aut], Shannon McWeeney [aut]

Maintainer: Daniel Bottomly <bottomly at>

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biocViews DataImport, DataRepresentation, Infastructure, Software, TimeCourse, biocViews
Version 1.40.0
In Bioconductor since BioC 2.13 (R-3.0) (10.5 years)
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