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Metrics to estimate a level of similarity between two ChIP-Seq profiles

Bioconductor version: Release (3.19)

This package calculates metrics which quantify the level of similarity between ChIP-Seq profiles. More specifically, the package implements six pseudometrics specialized in pattern similarity detection in ChIP-Seq profiles.

Author: Astrid DeschĂȘnes [cre, aut], Elsa Bernatchez [aut], Charles Joly Beauparlant [aut], Fabien Claude Lamaze [aut], Rawane Samb [aut], Pascal Belleau [aut], Arnaud Droit [aut]

Maintainer: Astrid DeschĂȘnes <adeschen at>

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


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

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


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Similarity between two ChIP-Seq profiles HTML R Script
Reference Manual PDF


biocViews BiologicalQuestion, ChIPSeq, DifferentialExpression, Genetics, MultipleComparison, Software
Version 1.36.0
In Bioconductor since BioC 3.1 (R-3.2) (9.5 years)
License Artistic-2.0
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