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> From: Aaron Mackey <ajmackey at="" gmail.com="">
> Date: Sat, Apr 10, 2010 at 7:49 AM
> Subject: Re: [BioC] 'SRAdb useful for visualizing BAM files'
> To: Sean Davis <seandavi at="" gmail.com="">
> Cc: Paul Shannon <pshannon at="" systemsbiology.org="">, bioc
> <bioconductor at="" stat.math.ethz.ch="">
> Thanks for the info Sean.? Will this use the remote-BAM access
> capabilities of IGV, or does it entail downloading the entire BAM
> SRA before viewing?
Yes, IGV has capabilities of using http random access, which means
data is dynamically loaded into IGV viewing window without loading an
entire BAM file in advance. Please see details here:
. From our experience,
the random data access (Google Map like) in IGV make data loading
faster and loading large multiple tracks possible without huge memory
Example using an URL directly:
This will launch a new IGV and access the bam from an URL.
Example using the SRAdb package:
sra_dbname <- 'SRAmetadb.sqlite'
sra_con <- dbConnect(dbDriver("SQLite"), sra_dbname)
## If there is no IGV running in your computer, the following
statement will launch a new IGV and load BAM files to it:
files = list.files(system.file('extdata', package = "SRAdb"),
Please let me know if you have any questions.
> On Fri, Apr 9, 2010 at 10:21 PM, Sean Davis <seandavi at="" gmail.com="">
>> On Fri, Apr 9, 2010 at 9:40 PM, Paul Shannon
>> <pshannon at="" systemsbiology.org=""> wrote:
>> > Martin suggests ?("An Introduction to Rsamtools", April 8th,
>> > ? 'Users might also find the interface to the integrative genome
browser (IGV) in SRAdb useful for visualizing BAM files.'
>> > I have tried googling many versions of the relevant words, and
cannot find anything about this. ?Is it an R interface to IGV? ?Any
ideas about how I can find out more?
>> > Thanks!
>> Hi, Paul.
>> SRAdb is an R package for searching the NCBI SRA database in a more
>> user-friendly way and for accessing the data in SRA. ?One of the
>> facilities that is included is an interface to start IGV and load
>> files of interest directly from R. ?The package has been submitted
>> bioconductor and is in review. ?However, if you like, you can
>> potentially install it now (assuming that you can deal with source
>> package installation) by doing:
>> There is a vignette included.
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