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OpenAccess TCGA Data on Terra as MultiAssayExperiment

Bioconductor version: Release (3.19)

Leverage the existing open access TCGA data on Terra with well-established Bioconductor infrastructure. Make use of the Terra data model without learning its complexities. With a few functions, you can copy / download and generate a MultiAssayExperiment from the TCGA example workspaces provided by Terra.

Author: Marcel Ramos [aut, cre]

Maintainer: Marcel Ramos <marcel.ramos at>

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


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:

Obtain Terra TCGA data as MultiAssayExperiment HTML R Script
Reference Manual PDF


biocViews DataImport, Infrastructure, Software
Version 1.8.0
In Bioconductor since BioC 3.15 (R-4.2) (2 years)
License Artistic-2.0
Depends R (>= 4.2.0), AnVIL, MultiAssayExperiment
Imports BiocFileCache, dplyr, GenomicRanges, methods, RaggedExperiment, readr, S4Vectors, stats, tidyr, TCGAutils, utils
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Source Package terraTCGAdata_1.8.0.tar.gz
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