BioconductorNumFOCUS Sponsored Project since 2022
Bioconductor is an open source, open development ecosystem of R-based software for bioinformatics. The project started around 2001 and has funding from the National Institutes of Health National Human Genome Research Institute and National Cancer Institute, and the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative. Bioconductor hosts, tests, and distributes over 2,000 R packages on genomic analysis methods by hundreds of active contributors. All packages are tested daily on Linux, Windows and Mac and are distributed globally with open licensing. Scientific, Technical, and Community Advisory boards meet on a regular basis. Annual conferences help disseminate new methods and tools for genome biology.
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Pharmaceuticals, Biotechnology, Data warehousing, Government research, Higher Education
R, C, C++, python, java, markdown
Genome sequencing, Genome annotation, CI/CD, Statistics, Data science, Data visualization, Interactive documentation, Workflows, Cloud computing, Educational outreach
Bioconductor is an open source software ecosystem and community providing high-performance, easy-to-use data structures and data analysis tools the analysis of genome scale experiments in the R programming language. Bioconductor’s infrastructure helps developers reuse efficient data structures and genomic annotation to produce packages that run on all popular computing platforms.
Owing to its 20 year history as a widely cited ecosystem for analysis of cutting edge assays in genome biology, Bioconductor is used in virtually all academic and industrial organizations involved with modern biotechnology.