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This is the development version of CBEA; for the stable release version, see CBEA.

Competitive Balances for Taxonomic Enrichment Analysis in R

Bioconductor version: Development (3.20)

This package implements CBEA, a method to perform set-based analysis for microbiome relative abundance data. This approach constructs a competitive balance between taxa within the set and remainder taxa per sample. More details can be found in the Nguyen et al. 2021+ manuscript. Additionally, this package adds support functions to help users perform taxa-set enrichment analyses using existing gene set analysis methods. In the future we hope to also provide curated knowledge driven taxa sets.

Author: Quang Nguyen [aut, cre]

Maintainer: Quang Nguyen <quangpmnguyen at>

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Version 1.5.0
In Bioconductor since BioC 3.15 (R-4.2) (2 years)
License MIT + file LICENSE
Depends R (>= 4.2.0)
Imports BiocParallel, BiocSet, dplyr, lmom, fitdistrplus, magrittr, methods, mixtools, Rcpp (>= 1.0.7), stats, SummarizedExperiment, tibble, TreeSummarizedExperiment, tidyr, glue, generics, rlang, goftest
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