Omics Explorer 3.1

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Qlucore has launched Omics Explorer 3.1, the latest version of its advanced data analysis software. Qlucore says Omics Explorer 3.1 will allow greater flexibility and extended possibilities in the analysis of data by researchers.

According to the company, the main benefit of this new 3.1 version, is a well defined open interface to R. The impact of this interface is that users can utilise a broader range of statistical tests, and there will be greater flexibility allowing users to use existing tests in R and write new ones.

With an interface to R, the inbuilt statistical functions of Qlucore Omics Explorer will be extended to include the full suite of statistical methods available in R.

Qlucore says another big advantage is that the researcher will not have to be a skilled R user to use and access the scripts. Instead, bioinformaticians will be able to do script development and once the R scripts are in place, it will, for the researcher, be a case of selecting from a dropdown box in the statistics dialog in Qlucore Omics Explorer. The program will be shipped with two R scripts supporting tests based on Limma and Wilcoxon methods.