NCBI Gene Expression Omnibus (GEO) support added to MetaPath
The NCBI Gene Expression Omnibus (GEO) is ‘is a public functional genomics data repository supporting MIAME-compliant data submissions.’ In other words, its a online database of freely available experimental gene-expression data. Quite useful.
To make this resource available to users of MetaPath I’ve today released a simple GEO-data import plugin. It currently supports SOFT-formatted dataset files. Support for family files is already implemented, but detection of what is what is on the todo list for now.
For the time being, here are a few screenshots/figures generated from this GEO dataset and analysis in action:
Start to finish (without a prepared workflow): 18seconds.
The GEO import plugin is included in the default MetaPath distribution for download.