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Querying On-line Resources

  • V. J. Carey
  • D. Temple Lang
  • J. Gentry
  • J. Zhang
  • R. Gentleman
Part of the Statistics for Biology and Health book series (SBH)

Abstract

Many different meta-data resources are available on-line, and several of these provide a Web services model for interactions. R and Bioconductor support the use of different technologies (including HTTP, SOAP, and XML-RPC) for accessing different Web services. In this chapter we describe the tools for accessing Web services and demonstrate their use in a number of examples.

Our view is very similar to that proposed by Stein (2002), who emphasized Web services as the basic computational resource for bioinformatics. Well-designed Web services will play an essential role in solving many bioinformatic problems and R has the capability of playing many different roles, both on the client and the server side.

Keywords

Simple Object Access Protocol Code Chunk Entrez System Basic Computational Resource U95Av2 GeneChip 
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© Springer Science+Business Media, Inc. 2005

Authors and Affiliations

  • V. J. Carey
  • D. Temple Lang
  • J. Gentry
  • J. Zhang
  • R. Gentleman

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