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

CDF Environment Maker

Bioconductor version: Development (3.20)

This package has two functions. One reads a Affymetrix chip description file (CDF) and creates a hash table environment containing the location/probe set membership mapping. The other creates a package that automatically loads that environment.

Author: Rafael A. Irizarry <rafa at>, Laurent Gautier <laurent at>, Wolfgang Huber <w.huber at>, Ben Bolstad <bmb at>

Maintainer: James W. MacDonald <jmacdon at>

Citation (from within R, enter citation("makecdfenv")):


To install this package, start R (version "4.4") and enter:

if (!require("BiocManager", quietly = TRUE))

# The following initializes usage of Bioc devel


For older versions of R, please refer to the appropriate Bioconductor release.


To view documentation for the version of this package installed in your system, start R and enter:

makecdfenv primer PDF R Script
Reference Manual PDF


biocViews DataImport, OneChannel, Preprocessing, Software
Version 1.81.0
In Bioconductor since BioC 1.6 (R-2.1) or earlier (> 19 years)
License GPL (>= 2)
Depends R (>= 2.6.0), affyio
Imports Biobase, affy, methods, stats, utils, zlibbioc
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