tkMIAME {tkWidgets}R Documentation

Simple Interface to enter experimental design information

Description

This function provides a widget for users to enter experimental design MIAME information.

Usage

tkMIAME()

Details

This widget provides an interface to enter experimental information following the MIAME (Minimum Information About a Microarray Experiment) standard.

A draft of the latest document (v. 1.1) is http://www.mged.org/Workgroups/MIAME/miame_1.1.html

Brazma et al. divide the MIAME into 6 sections 1. Experimental design, 2. Array design, 3. Samples, 4. Hybridizations, 5. Measurements, and 6. Normalization controls This widget is for the first section. We ask for the user to enter: experimenter name, laboratory, contact information, a single-sentence experiment title, an abstract describing the experiment, URLs. This slot could also include a formal statistical description of the experimental design (e.g. using factors). Some of this info is already stored in phenoData or elsewhere.

The function returns a list that is intended for the creation of an object of class MIAME. However, we return a list so that the function can work independently of the Biobase package.

Value

A list containing entries:

ExperimentName character string
LabName character string
ContactInfo character string
ExperimentTitle character string
Description character string
URL character string

Author(s)

Majnu John

References

``Minimum information about a microarray experiment (MIAME)-toward standards for microarray data'', A. Brazma, et al., Nature Genetics, vol. 29 (December 2001), pp. 365-371, http://www.mged.org/Workgroups/MIAME/miame_1.1.html

See Also

MIAME


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