RGalaxy: Wrap R Functions as Tools

June 28th 2012

RGalaxy Bioconductor Package

Normally, in order to expose an R function as a tool in a Galaxy instance, you need to manually create an XML fi le with information about the function, and modify an additional XML file. The new RGalaxy package in Bioconductor automates this process, pulling most of the necessary information from the R function itself and its manual page (you provide the remaining information as arguments to the Galaxy function).

RGalaxy itself comes with a man page, and a reference manual.

Please note that the package is now available only in the development branch of Bioconductor. So to install it, you need to have R-2.15, and do the following:

source("http://bioconductor.org/biocLite.R")
useDevel()
biocLite("RGalaxy")

Dan Tenenbaum
Bioconductor Core Team
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center