Another application of R getting press

Prof. Atul Butte of Stanford University and colleagues just published two articles in Science Translational Research which got a fair amount of press.  In fact I heard about the work on the radio on my commute to work. The research involves developing a computational method which can look at drug-disease interactions based on the NCBI GEO repository to discover potentially new uses for approved drugs. On reading the paper, I realized that their main computational tool is R, in particular the Bioconductor tools as well as pvclust  and qvalue. You can read the article here.

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One comment

  1. Thanks for noticing the papers and the plug. Indeed we are huge fans of R and Bioconductor (and MySQL and Linux)… much of what is discovered in my lab is a product of open source tools applied to publicly-available data. Best wishes — Atul

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