This is something I have been wondering about for a while. There are a few links that might make such a thing possible, including the existing RDotNet project here http://rdotnet.codeplex.com/. This project
manages a number of dependencies in a clean fashion, allowing you to get started by just referencing a single DLL.
But this post is prompted by a tweet from @dsyme posting a link to an F# type provider for R built on top of this project. The code is in its infancy, but this is the sort of bridge that might just allow a clean mix of tools and technologies:
- functional syntax for quickly setting up data extraction and parsing, maybe applying some transformations across the collection
- the .NET Bio libraries to do all that stuff efficiently, and to store the resulting objects in well-chosen data structures.
- ready integrated access to R to do specific data analysis and ML.
Has anyone out there tried to get .NET Bio Sequence objects to play nicely with R and Bioconductor?
The post referred to is here:
The code example isn't very viewable, so I went to the github repo. The example is very clear:
Anyone interested in pursuing this?