Should I use legacy functions in ShortRead package?
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Frocha ▴ 10
@frocha-12039
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I am developing an R package and it depends on ShortRead package. In particular, I am using sread() function in the ShortRead package. I noticed that the sread() function is one of the "(Legacy) Accessors for ShortRead classes“ (ShortRead manual). What does "legacy" mean? Can I use the sread() function to develop my package? Thanks!

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@martin-morgan-1513
Last seen 18 days ago
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sread() and id() were included on that page in error; 'legacy' functions are those useful only the earliest generation of high-throughput sequencing files.

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So sread() is not a legacy function?

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yes that is correct, sread() is not a legacy function.

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Thanks a lot!