Representation and manipulation of genomic intervals and variables defined along a genome
The ability to efficiently represent and manipulate genomic
annotations and alignments is playing a central role when it comes
to analyzing high-throughput sequencing data (a.k.a. NGS data).
The GenomicRanges package defines general purpose containers for
storing and manipulating genomic intervals and variables defined along
a genome. More specialized containers for representing and manipulating
short alignments against a reference genome, or a matrix-like
summarization of an experiment, are defined in the GenomicAlignments
and SummarizedExperiment packages respectively. Both packages build
on top of the GenomicRanges infrastructure.