Robert C Gentleman , 1 , Vincent J Carey 2 , Douglas M Bates 3 , Ben Bolstad 4 , Marcel Dettling 5 , Sandrine Dudoit 4 , Byron Ellis 6 , Laurent Gautier 7 , Yongchao Ge 8 , Jeff Gentry 1 , Kurt Hornik 9 , Torsten Hothorn 10 , Wolfgang Huber 11 , Stefano Iacus 12 , Rafael Irizarry 13 , Friedrich Leisch 9 , Cheng Li 1 , Martin Maechler 5 , Anthony J Rossini 14 , Gunther Sawitzki 15 , Colin Smith 16 , Gordon Smyth 17 , Luke Tierney 18 , Jean YH Yang 19 , Jianhua Zhang 1
15 September 2004
A detailed description of the aims and methods of the Bioconductor project, an initiative for the collaborative creation of extensible software for computational biology and bioinformatics.
The Bioconductor project is an initiative for the collaborative creation of extensible software for computational biology and bioinformatics. The goals of the project include: fostering collaborative development and widespread use of innovative software, reducing barriers to entry into interdisciplinary scientific research, and promoting the achievement of remote reproducibility of research results. We describe details of our aims and methods, identify current challenges, compare Bioconductor to other open bioinformatics projects, and provide working examples.