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Wednesday, June 29 • 11:25am - 11:30am
FirebrowseR an 'API' Client for Broads 'Firehose' Pipeline

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The Cancer Genome Atlas is one of the most valuable resources for modern cancer research. One of the major projects for processing and analysing its data is the Firehose Pipeline, provided the Broad Institute. The pre-processed and analysed data of this pipeline is made available through the Firebrowse website (http://firebrowse.org/) and a RESTful API, to download such data sets. FirebrowseR is an R client to connect and interact with this API, to directly download and import the request data sets into R. Using FirebrowseR, only requested data sets are download from the API, reducing the overhead for downloading; compared to the classic download options, such as CSF, MAF or compressed files. Further FirebrowseR capsules the provided data sets into a standardised format (a data.frame or JSON object), making the steps of data wrangling and importing needless.

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Joseph Rickert

Program Manager, Microsoft
Joseph is a Program Manager at Microsoft having come to Microsoft with the acquisition of Revolution Analytics. He is a data scientist and R language evangelist passionate about analyzing data and teaching people about R. He is a regular contributor to the Revolutions blog and an... Read More →

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Mario Deng

Scientific ST, University Hospital Schleswig-Holstein

Wednesday June 29, 2016 11:25am - 11:30am PDT