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Question: Package lists and other questions about the site
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2.2 years ago by
george.carlisle0 wrote:

I'm new to the site and I'm trying to get some information out of the site. I need to be able to analyze the package lists but I can't seem to import them into Excel for analysis. Was this done intentionally?

Problem 1:

https://bioconductor.org/packages/release/bioc/

Problem 2:

https://bioconductor.org/packages/release/BiocViews.html#___Software

Problem 3: is this "Stat" feature live or still in development?

modified 2.2 years ago • written 2.2 years ago by george.carlisle0

Problem 4: Can you make this site more friendly for images? When I have problems I need to get them fixed. Pictures are worth a thousand words and I wasted 1 hour doing this cutting and pasting stuff today.

https://onedrive.live.com/redir?resid=3464E92A98562930!107321&authkey=!AHuWjid3kKg_5lc&v=3&ithint=photo%2cpng

Script Error Screenshot:

https://onedrive.live.com/redir?resid=3464E92A98562930!107328&authkey=!AFHYO79A8khjVUo&v=3&ithint=photo%2cpng

Have you tried my suggestion? It won't give you any browser errors because it does not involve the use of a browser.

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2.2 years ago by
Dan Tenenbaum ♦♦ 8.2k
United States
Dan Tenenbaum ♦♦ 8.2k wrote:

Most things are more easily done in R than by scraping web pages.

source("https://bioconductor.org/biocLite.R")
x <- available.packages(contrib.url(biocinstallRepos()['BioCsoft']))
write.csv(x, file="x.csv")


Then read in x.csv in excel.

Hi Dan,

I've download it but it's a zipped package so I need to look at it. I'm in the middle something so I can't respond until later today.

This isn't it. It is a package but there was no .csv in it. I maybe doing this wrong and will look at again tomorrow.

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2.2 years ago by
george.carlisle0 wrote:

This is it! Sorry. I don't know what happened the first. I named it file this time and it work.

Thanks for your help. I'm cleaning this file up now so I can print it out tomorrow.

Thanks again, Dan